Teeth First! Teeth First!

April 2014

How I Help Keep Precious Little Smiles Healthy: A Pediatrician’s Mission

Written by: Patricia Flanagan, M.D.

As a pediatrician, very little cheers me up more than a bubbly, giggly toddler grin.  It makes my day every time!

That precious little smile is so very important, too. Not only is it a sign of physical health, social-emotional and developmental well-being, but it’s also a sign of oral health and a reminder of the importance of early dental care. That’s why I make sure that I address caring for teeth during every well baby visit. 

Creating Healthy Brushing Habits: Advice From a Dental Hygienist

Written by: Cynthia Johnson CDA,RDH,BS,MA

“It‘s time to brush your teeth!”  This daily routine can be fun, yet challenging at the same time. 
Many parents and caregivers know how hard it can be to get kids to brush their teeth. Here are some ways that you can make daily brushing and flossing an easy and fun habit!

Crear hábitos saludables de cepillado: Consejos de una higienista dental

Written by: Cynthia Johnson CDA, RDH, BS, MA

Crear hábitos saludables de cepillado: Consejos de una higienista dental

“¡Es hora de cepillarte los dientes!”  Esta rutina diaria puede ser divertida y problemática al mismo tiempo.

 Muchos padres y personas que cuidan a niños saben lo difícil que es lograr que los niños se cepillen los dientes. ¡Estas son algunas maneras que puede usar para hacer que cepillarse y usar el hilo dental diariamente sea un hábito simple y divertido!

Free In-office Lunch and Learn Provided By From the First Tooth

Oral health is integral to a child’s overall health and well-being and physicians have the rare opportunity to provide a major line of defense against future oral disease. Although it is recommended that a child’s first dental visit occur at the eruption of the first tooth and no later than 12 months of age, most parents do not know this or do not have a relationship with a dentist who will see a child that young.  Due to these barriers, a child’s primary care provider is often the first clinician to examine a child’s mouth. 

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