|February is National Children's Dental Health
Month, known as NCDHM. This annual program is designed to educate
Pennsylvania children about the importance of good oral health.
As part of NCDHM, PDA conducts a prize-filled poster contest for third-grade students. Ask your teacher to download the NCDHM lesson plan and other important information found on this website. The lesson plan is full of fun activities that teach you about the importance of good oral health. Plus, you could win a prize worth $100, $250 or even $500!
This year's NCDHM campaign, with the slogan "Get a Gold Medal Smile," features the McGrinn Twins, Flossy and Buck, along with their best friends and next-door neighbors Den and Gen Smiley. Flossy, Buck, Den and Gen know the importance of good dental habits to keep their smiles bright. They brush their teeth when they get up in the morning and again before they go to bed at night. They also floss their teeth once each day. Because Den wears braces, he is especially careful about keeping his teeth healthy so he has a sparkly smile when the braces come off. Join in the fun by playing the games and doing the activities to learn how to take good care of your teeth.
Learn more about how you could win $500 and view past winners.
Read about the history of this program and share it with your teacher.
Fun activities are available for download for you and your classmates.