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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Dentist (MGN)

Two Rivers is invested in our children’s oral health with our outreach programs. We provide preventative dental services in schools, health clinics, fairs and other venues. These services are costly and Two Rivers PHD is always grateful for donations of support.

Began in 1941 as a one day event in Cleveland, Ohio and by 1981, it became a month-long observance

oMany dental professionals are spreading the word about good oral health and the benefits for children

Good oral health for our children begins before birth

oA healthy pregnancy contributes to your child’s healthy beginnings

oPregnant mothers should have regular dental visits

Clean your baby’s teeth and gums daily

Children should have their first dental visit by eruption of 1st tooth or 1st birthday and regular visits there after

Adults should brush and clean in between children’s teeth till at least 7 years of age

oHave your dentist and dental hygienist show you correct methods to ensure you are being safe and effective

“Baby” teeth ARE important and help with:

oSpeech development

oEating

oRespiratory function

oOverall ability to thrive

Health eating is crucial in maintaining a healthy mouth

oMinimize sugar intake

oAvoid eating behaviors such as “grazing”. An example would be to drink a sugary drink for a long time or eat a sugary snack for an extended amount of time

Healthy smiles for our children contribute to healthy bodies!

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