On Friday, February 8, 2019, Governor Kim Reynolds singed a Proclamation declaring February 2019 as Children's Dental Health Month. The Iowa Dental Association has promoted and maintained programs related to National Children's Dental Health Month for over 30 years and is excited to join the citizens and government leaders of Iowa to recognize the well-being of children in our state through early oral healthcare.
In recognizing Children's Dental Health Month, IDA emphasizes the importance of establishing good oral health habits at an early age to prevent tooth decay. Establishing good dental habits in early childhood is essential for preventing or lessening the impact of tooth decay while ensuring a lifetime of good oral health. This month, we encourage parents to help their kids develop healthy routines including visiting the dentist regularly, brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing once a day.