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February is the American Dental Associations sponsored National Childrens Dental Health Month. Facts and tips from Dental Associates of Connecticut to help you understand the importance of early dental care for your child.
Connecticut (PRWEB) February 10, 2014
February is the American Dental Associations sponsored National Childrens Dental Health Month.
As a parent, you can do a lot to ensure your child has a beautiful smile and enjoys a lifetime of great dental health. Here are a few facts and tips from Dental Associates of Connecticut to help you understand the importance of early dental care for your child.
Your new baby should have a dental check up right around his or her first birthday.
- Tooth decay can result from frequent and prolonged exposure of a babys teeth to liquids, such as fruit juice, milk or formula, which all contain sugar.
- About 25 percent of our nations children have nearly 80 percent of the cavities
- Approximately 51,679,100 million school hours were missed annually by school-aged children due to a dental problem or visit, with 117 hours missed per 100 children.
- Fluoride not only helps prevent tooth decay, it cures beginning cavities.
- On the whole, American children enjoy the best oral health in the world. For example, half of U.S. school children have never had a cavity.
For more information and important tips on caring for your childs smile, visit: http://www.dentalassociates.us/NCDHM.
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