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Toothapalooza events in February

In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Delta Dental of Arkansas will partner with three science museums across the state to host Toothapalooza, a free community event aiming to educate families about the importance of oral hygiene. Children and their families will receive free museum admission during the event when they participate in oral health screenings and activities, up to 500 people.

Toothapalooza is happening Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock; Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs; and Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville. Each event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Children under the age of 18 are invited to receive free dental screenings and fluoride varnish treatments provided by volunteer dental professionals. All children will also receive oral health supplies to take home. Each museum will have dental-themed science activities available, plus there will be a special appearance by the Delta Dental Tooth Fairy.

“We’re excited to expand Toothapalooza across Arkansas this year,” said Matt Vermillion, director of Delta Dental Smiles outreach and education at Delta Dental of Arkansas. “Teaching kids good dental habits is important to their oral and overall health for the rest of their lives, and using our state’s science museums helps make learning about teeth fun and accessible.”

Toothapalooza aims to educate Arkansas families about the importance of oral hygiene and share resources for those with no dental insurance. The events are sponsored by Delta Dental of Arkansas and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.