When children learn healthy dental habits at a young age, the likelihood of decay and disease decreases greatly as years pass. That's why the Minnesota Dental Association works hard to help schools take an active role in educating young people about dental health. Armed with knowledge, as well as regular check-ups, fluoridated water, dental sealants and good at-home oral habits, children can expect to reach adulthood cavity free. And, they can expect to keep their teeth for a lifetime.
The Minnesota Dental Association welcomes teachers to print out and use the Classroom Activities available in this portion of its web site. For additional information about children's dental health, call the Association at (612) 767-8400 or (800) 950-DENT.
You may be surprised to learn that, on average, every American consumes 56 gallons of soda pop a year. The health consequences of excessive soda consumption are becoming more and more apparent to dentists. Why? Because the sugar and acid in soda can cause tooth decay, even in patients who have had good dental check-ups in the past.
Look at the "Sip All Day, Get Decay" section of this web site to learn the hard facts about soft drinks.
By joining Sharky's Bright Smile Club and pledging to good oral health habits, students can get a free admission to play at Underwater Adventures at the Mall of America. To join, click on the "Sharky's Bright Smile Club Certificate" link below. Then print out the special certificate and ask your dentist to sign it after your next dental check-up. Bring the signed certificate to Underwater Adventures and turn it in for your free admission.
Sharky's Bright Smile Club Certificate
This offer is valid with the purchase of a regular price adult admission. Not valid with any other offer, discount, or towards the purchase of a family pack deal.