CHICAGO, September 23 – There are approximately 2.5 million grandfamilies with children residing fulltime in their grandparents’ homes. Grandfamilies face unique challenges, including those related to oral health as demonstrated by Oral Health America’s 2016 Public Opinion Poll conducted by Wakefield Research shows that 70% of grandparents reported that they believed it was harder for them to keep up with information surrounding children’s oral health than it was for younger parents.
That’s why OHA engages all Americans about the importance of good oral health as part of its annual public awareness campaign, Fall for Smiles. Oral Health America’s Fall for Smiles campaign, which focuses on the oral health of families encourages everyone to spread the word about the positive effects of daily brushing and flossing, regular dental visits, eating a healthy diet and avoiding tobacco products.
Septodont supportsFall for Smiles with a downloadable brushing chart to help families talk about the importance of toothbrushing. Other free downloadable resources include an interactive quiz, coloring sheet and tips for the whole family.
Fall for Smiles is generously sponsored by 3M; Trident; Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait, an initiative of Dental Trade Alliance; Patterson Dental; Hu-Friedy; Midmark Corporation; SciCan, Inc.; Septodont USA; Sunstar Americas, Inc.; Whip Mix Corporation; the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention; National Dental Association; Crosstex Dentapure and Trident.
Learn more about Fall for Smiles and register to attend the webinar at oralhealthamerica.org/fallforsmiles.