This month was National Children’s Dental Health month and with a busy spring ahead of us, I wanted to take the time to stress the importance of oral health. Unfortunately, childhood caries (otherwise known as tooth decay), is a health crisis in the United States – in fact, it’s the most common chronic disease of children from ages six to eleven and adolescents from ages twelve to nineteen*. The good news is that tooth decay is preventable at any age. By brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, and making smart food and beverage choices, you can make a world of difference in you and your child’s oral and overall health. To learn more about how you can improve your oral and overall health, view our Life Stages of Oral Health resources here.
To promote healthy dental habits, we are once again, partnering with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to present the Oral Health Challenge. The program encourages children to brush twice and floss once daily during a one-week period to earn free tickets for a 2015 New Hampshire Fisher Cats game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. To participate, children must be 12 years of age of younger; brush twice and floss once daily for seven consecutive days; and complete the downloadable form here.