February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

The campaign slogan for National Children’s Dental Health Month 2016 is the “Sugar Wars.” Help your children fight the “Sugar Wars” and reduce their risk of tooth decay with the following tips:NCDHM2016_YouthPoster_8,-d-,5x11_English

  • Sugary foods and drinks should be consumed with meals. Why? Saliva production increases during meals and helps neutralize acid production and rinse food particles from the mouth.
  • Limit between-meal snacks. If your children crave snacks, offer them nutritious foods.
  • If your kids chew gum, make it sugarless. Chewing sugarless gum after eating can increase saliva flow and help wash out food and decay-producing acid.
  • Monitor beverage consumption Instead of drinking soft drinks all day, children should choose water and low-fat milk.
  • Help your children develop good brushing and flossing habits.
  • Schedule regular dental visits.

Contact Enlighten Dental Care today for more information about how you can help your kids fight the “Sugar Wars!”

 

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