Therefore, it is best to keep sugary foods and beverages out of the home so they are considered special treats rather than regular snacks. Healthy alternative food choices that children tend to enjoy as snacks include sliced fruit, yogurt, and whole wheat crackers with peanut butter. Set a positive example Parents who practice good dental care habits at home tend to have more success encouraging these habits in their children. Brushing and flossing can be a family activity, and it may even be accompanied by a rhyme or song to get kids more excited about keeping their teeth sparkling clean. Purchase kid-friendly oral hygiene products Kids may not have a taste for standard mint toothpaste, but there are a number of toothpaste flavors that are more appealing to young children.
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National campaign promotes oral hygiene among children
Dental Health Month is an annual event sponsored by the American Dental Association to promote awareness of the importance of children’s oral health. The Dental Veneers theme for this year is “Join the Super Smile Team!” To help children learn tomaintain a healthy smile, members of the dental squadron will be providing oral hygiene demonstrations and discussing oral health topics with Kirtland children. Planned visits are scheduled as follows: Feb. 18, 10:45 a.m. – Play Group (Base Chapel) Feb. 19, 9 a.m. – East Gibson Child Development Center Feb.
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