As a Dental Health Month presenting sponsor for the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Keystone Dental Arts hosts a fun filled day at the museum.
The American Dental Association (ADA), America’s leading advocate for oral health, along with the ADA Foundation, promoted February 2016 as National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). “This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.”
To celebrate Dental Health Month, the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire partnered with area dentists to bring a variety of programs centered on dental health to the museum.
As a presenting sponsor, Keystone Dental Arts hosted a day at the museum filled with fun and oral health education.
Together with the Keystone Kids Club mascot, Ribbit, the Keystone Cares team provided games and activities to help kids learn about taking care of their teeth. Keystone hygienist, Cindy Houghton spent the day teaching kids how to properly brush and floss. Each child that completed the activity earned a “Smile Certified” certificate to show off in the KDA Smile Booth.
Children also enjoyed a healthy foods scavenger hunt. Pictures of Ribbit with healthy foods and not so healthy foods were hidden throughout the museum. Kids had to search for the healthy foods, write them down, and then got to turn in their answers for a prize from Ribbit’s treasure chest.
To the delight of young visitors, Ribbit was on hand to make friends with kids and pose for pictures.
Each child left with a goodie bag from the day including Ribbit’s Brushing Chart and other reference materials to help encourage good oral care habits at home.
See how Ribbit prepared for the day with a little vocal help from our hygienists! Watch Ribbit’s video!
Practice manager, Victoria Ingersoll, was onsite for the day’s event. She commented, “Sponsoring Dental Health Month at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is a perfect way to reach kids at a young age and teach them about caring for their teeth. We had the opportunity to spend time with dozens of kids and help them learn the fundamentals of brushing and flossing. Our hygienist Cindy and our Kids Club mascot, Ribbit, left them with a friendly impression of the dentist. It was really wonderful to spend the day watching kids smile!”
New and existing patients ages 3+ are invited to join the Keystone Kids Club. With opportunity to earn points for things like no new cavities, losing a baby tooth, or simply arriving on time for an appointment – every visit becomes a fun visit!
The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located in Dover, NH. Their mission is to ignite children’s creative potential through enriching experiences that tap into their talents, stretch them beyond perceived limits, and build strong, joyful relationships.
For more information about the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, visit their website at www.childrens-museum.org.