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    February 19, 2018
    Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
    Contact: Neva Cole, Communications Director
    6 Washington Street
    Dover, NH 03820
    (603) 742-2002
    Brush Those Teeth!
    Children’s Museum Celebrates Dental Health
    (Dover, NH – February 17, 2018) - The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire has partnered with over two dozen area dentists during the month of February for a variety of fun programs centered on dental health. Children’s Dental Health Month is a program developed by the American Dental Association that has grown from a two-city event in 1941 into a nationwide program celebrated across the US.
    Throughout the month Museum educators will offer a variety of fun programs and experiments like tooth storytime, examining animals skulls, elephant toothpaste experiments, crafting tooth fairy pouches and animal teeth and so much more. Every child who visits during February will also get a free toothbrush and toothpaste to take home, thanks to the Museum’s Toothbrush Sponsor, Great Outdoors Pediatric Dentistry.  
    In addition to all the crafts and experiments, the museum welcomes local dentists as special guests throughout the month. Anne Sleeper, RDH, CPHDH from Wentworth Health Partners Dental Center and representatives from Core Physicians/Exeter Hospital have already visited and offered fun activities. Lakeside Smiles Pediatric Dentistry will visit Wednesday, February 21, 10am-1pm, and Goodwin Dental Clinic will visit Wednesday, February 28, 10am-1pm, to offer free dental activities. Then also on Wednesday, February 28 at 11am, Dr. Timothy Hunt from Hunt Veterinary Consulting is back to teach visitors all about animal teeth. Guests will observe and evaluate pictures of animal teeth, learn about the tools veterinarians use to give pet’s teeth a good cleaning and why dental hygiene for pets is so important.
    This is the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s fourth year of participating in Dental Health Month. “Getting kids interested in brushing their teeth is a challenge for every parent,” said Carolyn Hogan, Development Coordinator at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. “I struggle with it daily with my own children. It’s amazing how much energy a child loses when you say that it’s time to brush their teeth!”
    “Luckily for us, we know a lot of wonderful teeth experts in the area,” said Paula Rais, Vice President of Development and Community Engagement at the Children’s Museum. “Whenever we can try to partner with local experts who can talk to our guests and give them timely resources, we’ll happily do it. It adds another level to the hands-on discovery that we offer here at the museum.
    Sponsors for Dental Health Month include Great Outdoors Pediatric Dentistry, Seacoast Endodontic Associates, Cochecho Dental, Lakeside Smiles, Crest + Oral-B, Core Physicians, Northeast Delta Dental, Alliance for Dental Care, Daniel De Tolla, DDS, MD, Dover Dental Associates, Hillside Family Dental Care, Geri R. Hunter, DMD, Lenk Orthodontics, Michael St. Germain, DMD, North Hampton Dental Group, Piscataqua Dental Partners, Seacoast Pediatric Dentistry, Merrimack Dental, Ahern, Nichols, Aher & Hersey, Louis Clarizio, DDS, PA, Anne Barclay-Filler, DMD, PA, Northwood Family Dental, Harvey Family Dental Practice, Brenda Berkal, DMD, R. Susan Horsley, DMD, PA, Salem Family Dental, PC, Wentworth Health Partners Dental Center, and Goodwin Dental Clinic. To learn more about Dental Health Month at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, visit https://www.childrens-museum.org/things-to-do/events/dental-health-month.
    About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
    The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org
    Neva Cole, Communications Director
    neva@childrens-museum.org, (603) 742-2002