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6 Healthy Tooth Goals for Your Family

There are many things you can do to prevent your child from getting cavities. We have put together a list of some of the most important steps you can take to make sure your child's teeth and gums stay healthy. Can you do them all? Yes, you can!

1) Brush and floss

Sugar and Your Child: How Much is TOO Much?

How much sugar does your child consume each day? Chances are, it’s a lot more than the new recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA) about specific sugar limits for kids. The AHA states that children and teens should consume less than 6 teaspoons of “added sugars” a day and drink no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages a week. What’s more, children under age 2 shouldn’t have any added sugars in their diets.

Healthy teeth for you and your baby

A healthy pregnancy includes having a healthy mouth! It’s important to keep up your healthy dental habits now that you’re pregnant.  This includes:

Accidents Happen: Keep this Dental Trauma App Handy to Help Save Little Teeth!

Accidents happen every day, and sometimes, somebody loses or hurts a tooth!

This Dental Trauma app is a virtual dental First Aid kit. It will tell you what to do based on the type of trauma a tooth has received. If a tooth is totally knocked out completely, your quick and correction action can help save it!

This app is great for parents and caregivers, teachers, sports coaches and child care providers to have on hand.

Which Teeth and When? A Parent's Guide

At around the age of 6 months to 10 months, your baby’s first teeth will appear. This is called teething.

The lower teeth usually come in first, so be on the lookout! Once your baby's teeth appear, it's time to start brushing them gently with a smear (the size of a grain of rice) of fluoride toothpaste on an infant-sized toothbrush.

A rule change that would make dental coverage more affordable

Written by: Colin Reusch, of the Children's Dental Health Project

Written by: Children's Dental Health Project blog: Teeth Matter

This blog post was written for the Children's Dental Health Project blogTeeth Matter and is shared with permission.

What is a Cavity?

Many of us have heard of cavities, but what are they?

A cavity is a hole in the tooth that grows bigger and deeper over time. Cavities are also sometimes called dental caries. Harmful bacteria from cavities can spread easily within a family.

Children's Dental Health Month - TeethFirst! & RI child care providers

In celebration of Children’s Dental Health Month, TeethFirst! conducted an outreach campaign through child care providers in Rhode Island, to help us reach children under age five and their families.

Great Oral Health Books for Your Child!

The Maryland Dental Action Coalition is a nonprofit organization that works to help improve the oral health of children in Maryland. They have carefully researched and released a great list of 22 books about oral health for children up to six years old. It is their goal to help children and the people who take care of them find fun books to read that will educate families on how to care for young teeth.

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