METLIFE ENHANCES ONLINE ORAL HEALTH LIBRARY WITH BI-LINGUAL CHILDREN’S GAME AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESOURCES
NEW YORK, NY - February 1, 2011 – February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a reminder that it’s never too early to learn about preventing dental disease. MetLife, a leading provider of dental plan administration for nearly 20 million people, today announced the addition of a new interactive children’s game and other family dental health resources to its free, online Oral Health Library. MetLife's Healthy Mouth Match Up game and other educational materials can be accessed within the Kid’s Dental Health Center in the MetLife Oral Health Library at www.metlife.com/dental. The game and many of the articles are available in both English and Spanish.
“It is very important to instill good oral health habits at a young age,” said Dr. David Guarrera, DDS, vice president, MetLife Dental Products. “MetLife is committed to helping people maintain – or improve – their oral health and engaging children in the process is key. Providing easy access to educational materials for both children and their parents is the first step in helping them understand the risks for dental disease. As dentistry has evolved over the years, it is also important that caregivers do not rely on their own childhood experiences, but inform themselves with the latest insights about care and treatment options.”
Every article and tool available in the MetLife Oral Health Library has been reviewed and approved by the MetLife Dental Advisory Council (DAC) – an esteemed group of academic and practicing dentists as well as corporate benefits representatives. In addition to MetLife-produced material, the library contains articles and information from recognized sources, including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
MetLife is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers in over 60 countries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.