2017 National Children's Dental Health Month

In between Valentines and Presidents, we hope you have time to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) to help raise awareness about the importance of oral health. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is celebrating with a number of informational items for members and the public to help raise awareness around children’s oral health and the need for primary care to be part of the solution.To break down the month, the AAP has identified themes for each week in February and below you will find resources related to each theme. We encourage you to share this information on social media, through newsletters, and your networks. You can do so by tweeting/sharing and re-tweeting from the AAP or the Campaign for Dental Health (CDH) Twitter and Facebook pages that will be active with children’s oral health messages during this month. We also invite pediatricians, dentists, and other allied health professionals to join the AAP Section on Oral Health during the month of February in celebration of NCDHM.

Week 1 – The Importance of Oral Health During Pregnancy

Week 2 – Early Childhood Oral Health Prevention is Key


Week 3 – Adolescent Oral Health


Week 4 – Oral Health During Early Childhood – What Can You Do in Primary Care?


Campaign for Dental Health: Life is Better with Teeth

Opportunities to Get Involved
on Social Media

AAP Twitter Handles

AAP: @AmerAcadPeds
CDH: @ILikeMyTeeth
HealthyChildren.org: @HealthyChildren

Twitter Storms and Chats
Tuesday, February 14
1 - 2 pm (Eastern) / 10 - 11 am (Pacific)
Twitter chat for #SaludTues
Host: Salud Today (@SaludToday)
Hashtag(s): #SaludTues & #ilovemyteeth

Wednesday, February 22
2 - 3 pm (Eastern) / 11 am - 12 noon (Pacific)
Twitter chat for #WellnessWed
Host: MomsRising (@MomsRising)
Hashtag(s): #WellnessWed
Optional hashtag: #KeepKidsCovered

AAP Facebook Pages
AAP: https://www.facebook.com/AmerAcadPeds
CDH: https://www.facebook.com/CampaignforDentalHealth
Healthychildren.org: https://www.facebook.com/healthychildren/