February 2020 Edition of The Whistler
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month is held each February to raise awareness about the importance of oral health for kids. Many people assume that baby teeth don’t matter as much as adult teeth, however, they are just as important. Baby teeth help children to chew, speak, give the face its shape, and hold space for adult teeth. You should start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth appears. Brushing should occur at least twice daily with a soft bristled toothbrush. Children under 6 yrs still need a parent to help with brushing. For children 6 yrs and older, make sure that your child is not “rushing the brushing.” In addition, start using dental floss as soon as your child has two teeth that touch.
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