Children’s Dental Health

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Developing good habits at a young age along with regular dental visits will help children have healthy teeth and gums. Dental health issues can cause children to miss hours of school every year, which is why the dental squadron would like to increase awareness about oral health and foster the importance of good home care. We recommend that parents and children practice brushing their teeth together for two minutes, twice a day as well as flossing once a day as soon as teeth erupt. It is a good idea to clean baby’s gums before teeth come in. Wipe the baby’s gums with gauze or soft wash cloth without toothpaste twice a day. We recommend getting into the habit of proper dental hygiene at home as soon as possible. The dental team visited Luke Elementary, the Child Development Center, and the Youth Center during the month of February. Parents are encouraged to look for more information on proper oral hygiene at ADA.org or mouthhealthy.org.