GLENDALE, Ariz. (Feb. 4, 2019) - The daily struggle to get children to brush their teeth and floss is something most parents can relate to. So, for the 11th year in a row, Delta Dental of Arizona (DDAZ) and the Children's Museum of Phoenix are partnering up in February to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month and make oral health a bit more fun. Through this partnership, the museum will host daily interactive activities, shows and educational information all related to the mouth, teeth and oral health. Last year, more than 22,000 visitors came to the museum during Children's Dental Health Month.
To make oral health exciting for children of all ages, activities funded by DDAZ include art projects to teach proper brushing techniques and flossing tactics, crafts to create tooth fairy pillows and tooth-saver necklaces, and educational opportunities to learn about tooth-saving traditions from other cultures and about the teeth of various animals.
Back by popular demand are "Smile Bags" containing toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and fun facts about dental health, which will be available every day to all visitors of the museum during February.
The Great Flossini will also make appearances throughout the month, presenting the Totally Tooth-Ular Magic Show. Audience members become a part of the show, with highly interactive magic routines designed specifically to reinforce the importance of brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods and visiting the dentist regularly.
In addition, DDAZ will bring in pediatric dentists who will partake in Q&A sessions with children and their parents called From First Tooth to Loose Tooth. This casual program provides an opportunity for parents to chat with pediatric dentists from across the Valley about anything from thumb-sucking to the best time to take your baby to the dentist.
For a full schedule of activities at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix throughout the month of February, please visit childrensmuseumofphoenix.org/events.
About Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation
Founded in 1997, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is the charitable arm of Delta Dental of Arizona, the dental benefits company. Its mission is to improve oral health, particularly for underserved and uninsured groups and communities. Since 2006, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has provided more than $11 million in community benefit support for oral health promotion and dental disease prevention programs across the state. For more information on the Foundation, please visit www.deltadentalaz.com/foundation.
About The Children’s Museum of Phoenix
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix, one of the Top 3 Children's Museums in the Country (Early Childhood Education Zone), is located in the historic Monroe School Building at 215 N. 7th Street in downtown Phoenix. The Museum offers 3 full floors of hands-on, fun and educational activities for children ages birth to 10. The mission of the Museum is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. The Museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9am to 4pm. Admission is $14.95 per person, Members and children under the age of 1 are free. The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information visit childrensmuseumofphoenix.org.