Oral hygiene is an important part of your child’s health. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 10% of two year olds have one or more cavities, and by age five this number goes up to 50%. Check out these great resources to help maximize your child’s dental health:
Resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics: HealthyChildren.org:
- Brush, Book, Bed: How to Structure Your Child’s Nighttime Routine
- Diet tips to prevent dental problems
- Dental emergencies
For other great resources from the AAP, visit HealthyChildren.org’s section on Healthy Living: Oral Hygiene.
This article from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry emphasizes the importance of caring for your child’s earliest teeth and establishing a dental home by their first birthday.
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