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Celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month with Colgate

February 8, 2018

Good oral health habits can help children perform better in school and have higher self-esteem, yet tooth decay (cavities) is one of the most common conditions among children in the US and a leading cause of missed schooldays for students from low-income families.

Take the opportunity this National Children’s Dental Health Month to spread the word about oral healthcare.

To keep their teeth healthy and smiles bright, children should:

  • Brush twice a day (ages 2 and up using a fluoride toothpaste) 
  • Floss once a day 
  • Get a dental checkup every six months 
  • Limit sugary snacks and drinks

Since 1991, Colgate-Palmolive has been bringing awareness of the importance of good oral health to Head Start classrooms. This year, NHSA is partnering with Colgate to distribute Bright Smiles, Bright Futures™ classroom kits in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms that sign up to receive Bright Smiles, Bright Futures classroom kits will be equipped with specialized educational resources and activities that make learning about oral healthcare fun, interactive, and memorable. Head Start students will also receive their own toothbrush, toothpaste, and printed takeaways to bring home to their families. 

Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To order yours, please visit