February is National Children and Pet Dental Health Month
Sacramento, CA (January 27, 2022) – Kind News magazine™ and Early Smiles Sacramento are partnering for National Children’s Dental Health Month and National Pet Dental Health Month – both in the month of February! Kind News is a children’s magazine published by RedRover, a national animal welfare nonprofit. Early Smiles is a unique community-based program of the Center for Oral Health that serves the most vulnerable children in Sacramento County.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, dental disease is the most common medical condition seen by veterinarians. By the time a cat or dog is three years old, they will likely have some early form of dental disease, which will worsen if preventive measures are not taken.
Tooth decay is also the most common chronic disease among children aged 6 to 11 years old, despite being preventable.
RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth said, “Through this partnership we can teach children the importance of maintaining good dental health, for children and also pets, and the role early prevention can play. Through vibrant pictures and articles in the magazine, we can teach kids in a unique and fun way.”
In recognition of both dental health months, the Kind News January/February 2022 issue features fun facts about animal teeth, how to care for them, and the similarities and differences between animal and human teeth.
Early Smiles Sacramento has committed to distributing 6,000 copies of Kind News throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District, along with their dental education resources.
To learn more about Kind News magazine visit KindNews.org.
About Kind News Magazine
Kind News magazine™ is an eight-page, full-color RedRover publication that helps children understand animals and think about why treating animals and people with kindness matters. The publication is available in two reading versions: Kind News, Jr. for grades K-2 and Kind News for grades 3-6, and is distributed five times throughout the school year. The magazine is available in print or as an interactive, digital edition. To learn more visit: KindNews.org.
About Early Smiles Sacramento
Early Smiles is a non-profit organization funded and supported by Medi-cal Dental Plans (Access Dental Plan, HealthNet of California, and Liberty Dental Plan) and First 5 Sacramento. They are dedicated to educating students and families about oral health and education, dental screening to identify dental urgency of the child, fluoride varnish treatment, and connecting families to dental care. They provide services to 13 school districts and more than 27,000 children throughout the year. To learn more visit: centerfororalhealth.org/early-smiles-sacramento/ or call 916.720.9262.