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  • Dr. Lesa Lawson

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month"

Whether yours by birth, right or responsibility, children are precious and ours to protect. Let's care for them, from crown to soles.

Don't put your baby to sleep with a bottle in his/her mouth. The sugars and acids in the formula, porridge or other liquids will, over time, harm his gums and later, his teeth. Remove the bottle and use a clean wet cloth to clean gums.

Once teeth start growing, use a soft baby's toothbrush to clean the teeth. Don't make the mistake of thinking that baby's too small for his teeth to be affected.

Once your little one starts to develop independence, don't leave the teeth brushing entirely up to him/her. Take your toothbrush and brush along with your little one (it will also help you not to eat afterwards :) ). Teach and demonstrate good oral hygiene.

Children learn more from all that we do not say. They pay more attention to us than we realize. Help them to develop good habits at an early age and schedule regular dental visits for them and for you. These habits will remain with them for a life-time and will save them a lot of pain and you, a lot of money.

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