February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hello February!

Today begins National Children’s Dental Health Month.

The importance of oral health is difficult to overstate.  Good oral health can extend your life by 10 years, according to Dr. Mayo of Mayo Clinics.  The habits you develop as a child to care for your teeth and gums often don’t change through adulthood for most people.  Therefore, teach your kids how to brush and floss and check their progress at different stages of their development.  Don’t be afraid to pull up a lip and check the teeth and gums.  Hopefully, you make sure baths and showers are taken.  Check teeth and gums also.

In non-fluoridated areas, as is the case in Spokane, optimum levels of fluoride should supplement your child through age 28.  Fluoride should only be given on an empty stomach, never with milk.  One hour before a meal or two hours after, at least with water.

Take care of your teeth and they could be good for 50,000 meals.

Keep smiling,

Dr. Hood

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Adventures of My Dentist and the Tooth Fairy Activity and Coloring Book, written by children’s author and poet Karen Jean Matsko Hood, introduces children to the fundamentals of healthy teeth and mouth: fluoride, toothpaste, and brushing.

This exciting book of activities and pictures will give your child many hours of enjoyment as they explore each page.  The book is filled with new activities that include word puzzles, word scrambles, mazes, coloring activities, and many more fun things for your child to actively complete and achieve.  Your children will cherish the companionship of Tiffany and the Tooth Fairy, along with her helpers, Tessa, and Trisha.  They will enjoy the magic of Sparkle, Glisten, and Glimmer, who make it a wonderful experience as they take the mystery out of dental milestones such as losing primary teeth.

The Adventure series is presented in English as well as the counterpart of Japanese.  This is an exciting way to introduce your child to both cultures and traditions.  You will want each of your children to have this book of fun.  This book makes a great gift for other children as well.

Inside You Will Find:  • Coloring pages   Develops eye-hand coordination   Glossary   Math Puzzles   Mazes   Puzzles   Reading pages

Get your copy of Adventures of My Dentist and the Tooth Fairy © 2000 TODAY for the fantastic price of: $5.95







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