Tuesday, February 7, 2017

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

This February, make your children’s teeth a priority for National Children’s Dental Health Month.
According to the American Dental Association, an easy way to keep teeth healthy is to drink fluoridated tap water. An optimal level of fluoride in community tap water prevents tooth decay by at least 25 percent. Fluoridation in tap water was named one of the top 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Other steps that can prevent cavities and tooth decay in children are:

·         Reducing the number of sugary beverages your children drink can also help protect their teeth. To learn more about steps you can take to limit sugary beverages, go to www.healthyjeffco.com/healthy-beverages.
·         Ensure kids get an annual dental check up.
·         Ensure kids brush and floss each day.
·         Ensure children have dental insurance.

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