Healthy Smiles Go for Miles

February is National Children's Dental Health Monthopens a new window, 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 FAQopens a new window about teeth for babies to six years old. They also cover common dental concernsopens a new window and what to do about them.

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

Pediatrician Dr. Roy Benaroch says in his blog The Pediatric Insideropens a new window 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 visitopens a new window to the dentist's office and the specifics of brushingopens a new window your child's teeth.

This post from Leap Frogopens a new window 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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