February is National Children's Health Month
Brush, Floss, Smile!
What's the Right Way to Brush My Teeth?
Dentists say you should brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day.
Here are some tips on how to brush properly:
- Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle against your gumline. Gently brush in short (about one tooth-wide) strokes. Brushing too hard can cause receding gums, tooth sensitivity, and, over time, loose teeth.
- Brush all outside and inside surfaces of your teeth, and the chewing surfaces. Make sure to get into the pits and crevices.
- You can also gently brush your tongue.
- Use a timer or play a favorite song while brushing your teeth to get used to brushing for a full 2 to 3 minutes. Some electronic toothbrushes have timers that let you know when 2 minutes are up.
We are required to track all referrals sent and I will begin following up on all non-returned referrals soon. The upcoming breaks from school are a great time to make those appointments if not done yet!
Medication at School
Each medication requires its own form. Please use the Humble ISD Health Forms Link above for Asthma, Food Allergy, Diabetes, Seizure and Adrenal Insufficiency Packets!
Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest: Deadline March 15, 2023
The Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest shines a light on an often-overlooked topic and shows why mental health matters. To educate people about how common mental illnesses are and to encourage Texans to seek help when they need it, our yearly themes reflect the move toward treating mental illness with the same openness as other illnesses.
This contest is held by Texas System of Care, Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin, and Texas Health and Human Services Commission.