National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and I encourage parents to work with teachers and school nurses to take on a greater role in children’s oral health.  Brushing twice a day and flossing daily are valuable habits to form at an early age to help prevent caries which are nearly 100 percent preventable, yet by the third grade over 50% of children in NH have experienced tooth decay.  With early intervention using sealants and topical fluoride treatments, tooth decay is almost entirely preventable.  It’s time to schedule a dental appointment if your child hasn’t been to see the dentist in the last six months. Together we can put an end to this preventable disease.

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2 Responses to National Children’s Dental Health Month

  1. joey says:

    There is nothing worse than toothache. There is nothin more important then looking sfter your childrens teeth as they are not able to do it completly by themselves.

    • neddblog says:

      Dear Joey,
      We agree! Helping one’s children with good oral health hygiene is so very important and it develops life-long good oral health habbits.
      Thanks for writing in.

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