In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month the American Dental Association is raising awareness about the importance of dental health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. This years theme is “Rock Your Smile“.
To help your children “Rock Your Smile” The Jim Henson Company is partnering with Sunstar America who has just launched Dinosaur Train themed toothbrushes. As a parent I know a fun toothbrush can help encourage kids to take care of their teeth and gums by making brushing their teeth fun!
Just like Buddy loses his teeth on Dinosaur Train, kids lose primary teeth to make way for permanent teeth. A T-Rex’s teeth will be replaced throughout their lives but you only get two sets so its important to practice good dental care.
Follow these helpful tips for strong teeth and a healthy smile!
1. Twice a day: Brush your teeth when you wake up and before you go to bed.
2. Take your time: Brush your teeth for 2 minutes and be sure to include your tongue!
3. Be kind to your gums: Brush with a soft bristle toothbrush.
4. Get the hard to reach places: Floss your teeth every day.
5. See your dentist twice a year!
Download the Dinosaur Train poster with tips on taking care of your teeth (great to hang in the bathroom to even further encourage your kids by making brushing fun!)
Be sure to check out Dinosaur Train on March 1 on PBS KIDS, Buddy will be learning about his teeth on the “T-Rex Teeth” episode (check your local listings).
And now that you have super clean teeth, you can “Rock Your Smile” when you hand ou these FREE printable Dinosaur Train Valentine’s Day Cards!
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DINOSAUR TRAIN™ is an Emmy-nominated and Parents’ Choice Silver Honor TV series, and is one of the top ten shows for kids ages 2 to 5. Young viewers join Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history and paleontology. The Dinosaur Train is a colorful locomotive, customized to accommodate all kinds of dinosaurs, and it has the ability to visit the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous worlds, while the Train’s conductor, a knowledgeable Troodon, provides passengers with fascinating facts along theway.
Created by Craig Bartlett, Dinosaur Train airs on PBS KIDS ® (check local listings), and embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific and thinking skills.
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