Sponsored by Hawaii Dental Service
Get the family together and head to the 15th Annual Tooth Fairy Fun Day at the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center on Sunday, February 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) holds this event so that families can have some fun while also teaching keiki how to better take care of their teeth.
Families can take part in games and educational activities themed around oral health. These include ways to teach kids that brushing and flossing aren’t just good for them, but they’re also fun too! And of course, kids will have the opportunity to meet the Tooth Fairy herself!
Dentists will also be at the event offering free dental screenings for children. The screenings help parents understand the importance of their children’s teeth and how to keep them clean and healthy. During a screening, dentists will take a quick look at their teeth and gums and share tips on maintaining good oral health.
Getting children excited to brush their teeth every day may seem daunting, but teaching keiki the importance of a healthy smile is crucial. Hawaii’s children still rank at the bottom of the nation when it comes to good oral health, and they have the highest prevalence of tooth decay. Tooth Fairy Fun Day is one of the ways HDS is trying to change this — with the goal of getting Hawaii’s children to associate good oral health with total body health.
Admission to Tooth Fairy Fun Day is free for the first 500 HDS members and 500 Medicaid members — just bring your Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) or Medicaid card. HDS is also offering all families discounted admission of $7.
About Hawaii Dental Service (HDS)
Hawaii Dental Service is the first and largest nonprofit dental service corporation in Hawaii providing dental benefit plans to more than a half million members. More than 95% of all licensed, practicing dentists in Hawaii participate with HDS, creating the largest network of dentists in the state.