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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Published: 02/01/19

Reduce your children’s risk of tooth decay:

  • Sugary foods and drinks should be consumed with meals. Saliva production increases during meals and helps neutralize acid production and rinse food particles from the mouth.
  • Limit between-meal snacks. If kids crave a snack, offer them nutritious foods.
  • If your kids chew gum, make it sugarless – Chewing sugarless gum after eating can increase saliva flow and help wash out food and decay-producing acid.
  • Monitor beverage consumption – Children should make healthy beverage choices such as water and low-fat milk.
  • Help your children develop good brushing and flossing habits.
  • Schedule regular dental visits.

For a 2019 Brushing Calendar that can help make brushing and flossing time more fun for your child, click the link below:

https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/resources/activity-sheets/brushing-calendar

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