Practical Parenting Ideas: February is National Children's Dental Health Month

Saturday, February 26, 2011

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

With February being National Children's Dental Health Month, it's a great time to review our kids dental habits. The American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as, the American Dental Association recommend first taking a child to the dentist when they get their first tooth or turn a year old, whichever comes first. I've learned with my kids that taking them at a young age can help them feel more comfortable at each succeeding visit.

Children should brush at least twice a day and floss once a day with the help of a parent or other adult. Good dental health is more than that, though, it also requires eating nutritiously. Limiting sugary foods and drinks, cutting back on between-meal snacks, chewing sugarless gum, taking fluoride supplements, offering milk or water (rather than juice or soda), and scheduling regular check-ups and cleanings at the dentist will help your kids smile stay bright!

Find more dental health tips on Pediatric Smiles.

1 comment:

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