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"Better Dental Health For Kids"
Limit Snacks Consumption
"Sugar is fun to eat, but not good for your teeth"
Sucrose (Sugar) is the 'food' for the
bacteria that cause tooth decay
When choosing a snack, keep an eye on added sugar(sweeteners like corn syrup or white sugar that are added to prepared foods).
chuck those sippy cups
"Do not let your child go to bed with a sippy cup or bottle"
Nearly one-third of toddlers with
tooth decay problems used sippy cups
Sippy cups should be used only as a
transitional step for children, not as a long-term solution
"One of those necessary life skills every child
needs to learn is brushing his or her teeth"
Teach kids to brush at least twice a day with
fluoride toothpaste and to floss regularly
Always supervise kids younger than 8 while brushing, as they are more likely to swallow toothpaste replace the toothbrush every 3 to 4 months, or sooner if it shows signs of wear.
Brushing helps a lot
"Seeing a dentist is your first point of contact for all your oral health needs"
Ask your friends. chances are one of them has a great dentist they can recommend
You & your dentist will be long-term oral health care partners; therefore, you should find someone you can be comfortable with
Search for the right Dentist
"Dental Care Facts"
- About 1 to 5 children aged 5 to 11 years at least one untreated decayed tooth.
- 1 to 7 youngsters aged 12 to 19 years has at least one untreated decayed tooth.
- Kids aged 5 to 19 years from low-income families are twice as likely to have cavities, compared with children from higher-income households
"How does tooth decay/infection happen?"
The belief that baby teeth do not matter
Unawareness that tooth decay is a contagious disease
In some cases, parental neglect
Lack of basic oral health awareness
Inability to pay for dental care
- Place your brush daily at 45 - degree angle to the gums
- Gently move the brush back and forth in brief (tooth-wide) strokes
- Brush the outer surface, the inner surfaces, and also the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
- To clean the inside surface of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and build many up-and-down strokes.
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* Everything provided on the page is for general informational purposes