February is National Children's Dental Health Month
Poor oral health has been related to decreased school performance.Children with chronic dental pain are unable to focus, are easily distracted, and may have problems with completing their school work.Children who take a test while they have a toothache are unlikely to score as well as children who are undistracted by pain.Tooth decay that is left untreated can lead to problems in eating, speaking and learning.Children suffering with dental pain may experience decreased mental and social well-being while at school.The American Dental Association recommends the following for good oral hygiene:
" Brush your teeth at least twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.
" Floss between teeth daily.Decay-causing bacteria lingers between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach.Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between the teeth and along the gum line.
" Eat a healthy well-balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
" Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
The American Dental Association recommends that your child visit a dentist and begin regular dental check-ups by their first birthday.Routine dental exams and good preventive oral care can provide your child with "smile insurance"and may have a positive effect on their overall school performance.
FIRST GRADE DENTAL LESSON
BRUSH TWICE A DAY
STUDENTS LEARN TO FLOSS
HAVING FUN WITH FLOSS
PROPER BRUSHING TECHNIQUE
FUN WITH MRS. TOOTH
THANK YOU DR. MANWARING!
3rd GRADE GOES WILD WITH KOOL SMILES
SHOWING OUR PEARLY WHITES
CAPTURING OUR BRIGHT WHITES