Healthy Smiles Go for Miles

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, so let's keep those pearly whites shining bright!

Let's find out how to keep your children's teeth looking their very best:


Mouth Healthy, by the American Dental Association, has an FAQ about teeth for babies to six years old. They also cover common dental concerns and what to do about them.

Head Start and the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness has a printable handout about promoting good oral health.


Pediatrician Dr. Roy Benaroch says in his blog The Pediatric Insider that healthy teeth begin when the first teeth appear. Even young babies can have fluoride toothpaste, but parents should remember to use only an amount equal to a grain of rice.


The toothpaste company Colgate has a great resource on how to plan for your child's first visit to the dentist's office and the specifics of brushing your child's teeth.


This post from Leap Frog has tips to help children who do not want their teeth brushed.


We look forward to seeing your bright smiles at the library soon!

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