National Children’s Dental Health Month

by SKHC Editor on February 25, 2010

February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The month may almost be over but dental health should start early and never stop because it plays a role in your overall health.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends parents take action early to ensure the health of their children’s teeth because habits and attitudes that are established early on are likely stick throughout time. What’s that saying? Old habits die hard.

For good oral hygiene this is what the ADA recommends:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
  • Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Decay–causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. This helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
  • PS
    It makes no difference if you brush or floss first just as long as you do a thorough job!

    Source: ada.org

    { 1 comment }

    Chronic Renal Failure March 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    It’s a great privilege to teach the little angels on how to take good care of their teeth because it always reflects on their personalities as they grow old, thanks for such a lovely blog. If you want to consult your child to an online medical consultation, just feel free to visit it: http://www.easyhealthMD.com. Have a wonderful day.

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