Free pinwheels for Dentists making great childhoods happen in Colorado

March 19, 2020

Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention. By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions - it has come to serve as a reminder of the safe, stable, and nurturing childhoods we want for all children.

CO4Kids and the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign in Colorado are partnering to provide a FREE indoor display of pinwheels to the first 40 dentistry offices to order in 2020. Ordering information can be found below. 

​​Going to the dentist is an important part of childhood

Going to the dentist is an important part of creating #greatchildhoods. According to American Pediatric Dentists, it is very important to keep primary (or “baby”) teeth in place until they are lost naturally. The primary teeth are important for many reasons including:

  • Helping children chew properly to maintain good nutrition
  • Involvement in speech development
  • Helping save space for permanent teeth
  • Promoting a healthy smile that helps children feel good about the way they look.

If you begin taking your children to the dentist around the time the first tooth erupts, then visits, as they get older, won't include nervousness or anxiety. ​

​Order while the offer lasts

Dentists play a major role in creating healthy childhoods, as well as identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect as mandatory reporters. There are more than 40 professions in Colorado obligated by law to report known or suspected incidents of child abuse and/or neglect. 

​Indoor displays of 25 pinwheels are great for dentist offices, and any business, to let customers, kids and parents know right when they walk in the door that they are at a family-friendly place that cares about its employees raising children, as well as all the children in the community.  ​

Why Dentists?
When interacting with children and families, pediatric dentists can recognize signs that concern them beyond typical anxiety that is experienced when a child is going to the dentist.

Sponsor pinwheels for other organizations or professionals making #greatchildhoods happen HERE.

Limit one coupon per office, shipping costs included.
Redeem your free pinwheel using Coupon Code: GreatChildhoodsDentists


 

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Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.