Brush Twice-A-Day Challenge

CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is committed to helping kids learn the healthy habits that lead to healthy smiles.  In 2016, we launched the first ever Healthy Habits, Healthy Smiles! Brush-Twice-A-Day challenge, a county-wide effort to end children’s tooth decay.  The challenge inspires 10 weeks of tooth-brushing that is sure to be habit-forming for elementary school children throughout the Lancaster Community.

Thanks to community partners at several preschools, elementary schools and the Library System of Lancaster County, the 2016 Brush Twice-A-Day Challenge reached 13,000 children!

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month (October) or National Children’s Dental Health Month (February) with a Brush Twice-A-Day Challenge in your home or school.

Back to School, Back to Brushing!

Look for Hank the Health Hero at your Local Public Library this Fall as CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health partners once again with the Library System of Lancaster County to launch the Brush Twice-A-Day Challenge!

While supplies last, get Smile Counter Cards, Toothbrushes and Toothpaste at your Local Public Library or the Bookmobile starting September 11, 2017.  The Brush Twice-A-Day Challenge will conclude December 11, 2017.

Complete the Brush Twice-A-Day Challenge in 5 Easy Steps!

1. Get a Health Hero Starter Pack.
2. Brush your teeth twice a day.
3. Scratch the card each time you brush.
4. Return completed cards to Hank’s mailbox at the library.
5. Receive prizes directly to your home!

If your child loses cards or needs to send them in after the challenge officially ends, just contact us and we can help get you back on track.  Prizes will be mailed after December 11, 2017.

Caregiver Information Here/Informacion para los Cuidadores aqui


Click here to Download the 2017 Brushing Challenge Posters and Coloring Pages!

Ready to inspire a little healthy competition at your school? Contact our Education Department at 717.397.7625 to bring Healthy Habits, Healthy Smiles! to your children today.