You can have better health just by having a healthy mouth! It is as simple as that. Brush your teeth, ask your dentist what you and your family can do to have a healthy mouth and healthy body.
Tips for Infants/Kids:
- The ADA recommends children visit the dentist no later than their 1st birthday
- Until your child is able to brush on their own, brush your child’s teeth twice a day with a pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste
- Make healthy habits a part of every day
- When your child brushes encourage them to spit out excessive toothpaste
- Preventative care such as fluoride varnishes and the application of sealants is the best approach to dental health
- Injuries, falls or blows to the head and face can lead to problems in the jaw joints now or in the future, always seek medical attention
Tips for Teens/Adults:
- Brush teeth and floss twice a day
- Limit snacking in-between meals
- Be sure to use an ADA (American Dental Association) accepted toothpaste
- Schedule regular dental visits (professional cleanings every 6 months ideally)
- For more tips and guidelines related to oral care, visit the American Dental Association’s official dental health website.