CHICAGO, October 31 — Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children ages 6 and older, which is why it is critical to teach kids about the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth. This September and October, Oral Health America (OHA) is educating families about the importance of good oral health habits through its Fall for Smiles campaign. To make learning about oral health fun, OHA and dental product manufacturer, Hu-Friedy, have created a Fall for Smiles coloring sheet that offers a great opportunity for parents to start a conversation with their kids about taking care of their teeth.
"Hu-Friedy is a longtime supporter of Oral Health America and we are delighted to participate in the Fall for Smiles campaign again this year," said Patrick Bernardi, CMO at Hu-Friedy. "The coloring sheet is a fun way to help educate children about the importance of proper oral health,and we hope families and dental offices take advantage of this great resource."
The Fall for Smiles coloring page features a fall scene and tips for taking care of your teeth, including avoiding tobacco products, eating healthy foods, brushing, flossing and rinsing daily and visiting the dentist every 6 months. The coloring sheet and many other oral health resources for kids and adults are available to download on the Fall for Smiles webpage at www.oralhealthamerica.org/fallforsmiles.