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The entire month of February 2019 is recognized as National Children’s Dental Health Month. This is brought to you by the ADA (The American Dental Association).  Dr. Cameron has been a proud member of the ADA since 2002. Dr. Cameron states, “I believe that the health and well being of our children and our future generations must be a high priority for us as a society.”  “As a dentist I often encourage my younger elementary school age patients that the adult teeth they have will hopefully be with them until they are 80 or 90 years old; and that they need to take really good care of them. Sometimes when children start to get their adult teeth, they don’t think about the long term consequences of a high sugar diet OR not brushing and flossing their teeth.” 

 To help with this problem, this month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.

This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile”

The ADA has numerous resources on their web site that teachers, parents, and educators can use to help promote good dental health. 

Simple things like Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between your teeth daily, eating a healthy diet that limits sugary beverage and snacks, and seeing your dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease are the keys to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Also, the American Dental Association says (if your child plays sports) that mouth guards are an important piece of protective face gear. They cushion blows that might otherwise cause broken teeth, injuries to the lips and face and sometimes jaw fractures.

If your child has never been to the dentist for a check-up or if you think they may need a mouth guard or if you would like for Dr. Cameron to come and speak with at your school for NCDHM, then please contact our office for more information.

 

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