Elmo Encourages Children’s Dental Health

Jun 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Children's Dentistry, Oral Hygiene

Dental HealthSesame Street Encourages Childhood Dental Care

Sesame Street has long been revered for the show’s ability to reach children for generations. Recently, this children’s education power house has devoted time to putting the spotlight on children’s oral health. Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me is the name of the initiative to help children start making the connection between oral hygiene and feeling great. The bilingual program focuses on educating adults and children alike on the importance of brushing their teeth, dental checkups, and preventing cavities.

Preventing Cavities the Fun Way

One of the most common childhood health conditions, dental caries, or tooth decay, will affect nearly half of all children in the United States before age five. Sesame Street combats this health issue the same way they inspire children to learn to count, sort out their feelings, and be creative: Elmo. This friendly puppet and his friend Abby Cadabby lead the way in this kids’ dental health endeavor. At sesamestreet.org/teeth you can find engaging tools for helping your kids with oral hygiene.

Tools to Help Kids with Oral Hygiene

From videos of kids’ first trips to the dentist, to postcards for dental professionals, the program encourages strengthening the relationship between children and dentists. In addition, entertaining games, and cartoon shorts make brushing fun. In one video, a funkadelic smiling super hero, named Captain Super Ultra Mega Smile Man encourages a child to brush his teeth before bed because we depend on our teeth to help us chew and talk.

Children’s Dentist in Richmond, CA

Healthy smiles are important at any age. If you have questions about how to help your child achieve proper oral hygiene at home, contact our Richmond, CA dentist. We offer preventive dentistry services for patients of all ages. Call Dr. Stefan Moiceanu at (510) 758-7222 to schedule an appointment. Hilltop Family Dental happily treats patients from Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Vallejo, Pinole, El Cerrito, Hercules, Benicia, and the greater Contra Costa County area.

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