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Did you know?

Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most common chronic childhood illness
24% of children ages 2 to 4 have had dental caries1
53% of children ages 6 to 8 have had dental caries1
56% of 15-year olds have had dental caries1
More than 51 million school hours are missed each year due to dental related problems

The good news is that dental caries (tooth decay) is completely preventable. Here are some tips to keep your child’s smile healthy from the start!

  • Start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they come in
  • Visit the dentist by your child’s first birthday
  • Brush 2 times a day for 2 minutes
  • I have two more tips for this spot, will send tomorrow
  • Visit the dentist 2 times a year
  • Water is the best drink for teeth

Learn more about dental health care and National Children’s Dental Health Month at these links:

2min2x.org
MyChildrensTeeth.org
HealthyChildren.org
American Dental Association: National Children's Dental Health Month
National Education Association: National Children's Dental Health Month

1 http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/6/1224.full.pdf+html

 


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