National Children's Dental Health Month on February, 2024: Other ethnic groups mouths?

February, 2024 is National Children's Dental Health Month 2024. Children's Dental Health Discover How You Can Help Provide Your Child With A Healthy Smile!

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I think you meant to say 'month' vented your frustration about other's opinions..and believe me when it comes to race and this month dedicated to black history and information, it seems to bring out the most racist of opinions from people...and remember most racists have lower IQs and tend to focus on things that are not going to make their lives any better...I just stop people who want to discuss this and you can see they don''t really want to discuss this but get a raging argument going...let them know you don't have time you are getting ready for a Black History Event...and remind them that we share this month with:

National Children's Dental Health

American Heart Month

National Wise Health Consumer

Parent Leadership Month

What should i do if my child sacks his thumb and he’s 7 years old’ he dose that since he was born.?

What should i do if my child sacks his thumb and he's 7 years old' he dose that since he was born.?

February is National Children's Dental Health Month and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is offering parents some helpful hints on how to help their children avoid permanent structural dental problems which could eventually require cosmetic treatment.

The habit of thumb or finger sucking is one to watch. "Many kids suck their thumb or finger at some time or another," says Joe Carrick, DDS and AACD president. But when should a child stop sucking their thumb or finger?

According to Dr. Carrick, "If a child stops sucking their thumb or finger by the age of three or four, they are in good shape. They will not have caused any permanent damage. Thumb sucking for a prolonged period of time can cause permanent damage and affects ten to twenty percent of the population. If a child is still sucking their thumb or finger at eight to twelve years of age, there will most likely be a need for active orthodontic treatment, such as braces."

Signs of a child becoming too attached to sucking a digit include calluses on the finger or thumb being sucked, tongue thrusting forward when swallowing, and speech problems, such as lisping.

Permanent effects of thumb or finger sucking include narrowing of the upper jaw and crowding of the lower teeth which can delay or alter the eruption of the incisors at age six to seven years. Other permanent effects are flared upper front teeth, prevention of the nose from growing down (and so is tipped up), crossbite and altered facial growth, plus speech problems.

Thumb or finger sucking also causes a problem for children learning to swallow correctly. The tongue plays a major role in swallowing. "For people who don't suck their thumb or finger, their tongue goes up behind the roof of their mouth as they swallow and this causes a seal. But, when trying to swallow while sucking the thumb or finger, the tongue is thrust forward, in between the front teeth. This action makes swallowing difficult and will require re-training to correct the tongue movement."

It is important to detect potential problems early, not only to assist with a child's structural dental development but their emotional nurturing as well. "The skeletal deformities which can develop can lead to insecurities and self-image problems, particularly in children. These should be intercepted and corrected as early as possible, both for the psychological and physical health of the child," advises Ken Zakariasen, DDS and AACD executive director.

If a parent suspects their child may be developing a habit, which could result in permanent dental problems and require cosmetic procedures to correct, they should consult with their dentist. There are four thousand AACD member dentists throughout the United States. For information about cosmetic dentistry or local cosmetic dentists, contact the AACD at 800-543-9220, or online at

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Long List of February Holidays and Special Days

Long list of holidays and special days celebrated in February 2009.

By popular request, here is a long list of all of the special days celebrated in February 2008. If you prefer, you can explore February's special days by date.

Month Long Observances

* February is American Heart Month

* February is American History Month

* February is Black History Month

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* February is Children's Dental Health Month

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* February is International Friendship Month

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* February is National Cherry Month

* February is National Embroidery Month

* February is National Grapefruit Month

* February is National Snack Food Month

* February is National Wild Bird Feeding Month

* February is Responsible Pet Owners' Month

February 1st

* Langston Hughes' Birthday

Born in Missouri in 1902.

* National Freedom Day

* Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially came into existence

In 1920.

* Super Bowl XLIII

February 2nd

* Bottle Cap Patented

* Dia de la Candelaria

Celebrated in Mexico.

* Groundhog Day

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February 3rd

* Elmo's Birthday

Sesame Street Character. Check out my page for this special day!

* The Day the Music Died

On this day in 1959, the plane crash claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson and the pilot, Roger Peterson.

February 4th

* Charles Lindbergh's Birthday

Born in 1902.

* Create a Vacuum Day

* Rosa Park's Birthday

Born in 1913.

February 5th

* Constitution Day in Mexico

* Disaster Day

* Hank Aaron's Birthday

Born in 1934.

* National Weatherperson's Day

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* Western Monarch Day

This day draws attention to migrating butterfly.

February 6th

* Babe Ruth's Birthday

Born in 1895.

* Monopoly Board Game Goes on Sale in Stores

In 1935.

* Waitangi Day

Celebrate in New Zealand.

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