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!
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.
This year's NCDHM
campaign, with the slogan "Join the Super Smile Team," features the McGrinn Twins, Flossy and Buck, their best friends and next-door neighbors Den and Gen
Smiley, and the newest member K-9. Flossy, Buck, Den, Gen and K-9 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.
One day the whole gang decided to play super heroes. They put on capes, made costumes, struck super hero poses and became The Super Smile Team! Even K-9 got in on the act!
Of course, every super hero needs a mission. The Super Smile Team’s quest? To fight for good oral health by following this simple rule, “2min2x.” That’s code for “brush your teeth two minutes, two times a day.”
Being super heroes takes a lot of energy so the McGrinns and Smileys do eat snacks between meals but very few sugary ones. They usually stick to fruit and other healthy foods, and they choose water when they are thirsty instead of soda pop.
Want to be a part of The Super Smile Team? Join in the fun by playing the games and doing the activities to learn how to take good care of your teeth. And remember the code“2min2x”! For a super smile and healthy mouth, brush your teeth two minutes, two times a day.
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.