Trident and TwitterMoms have teamed up to bring you a new blogging program. So how can parents get involved and convince their children to take proper care of his or her teeth? I will share five simple things you can do for your child to keep his/her teeth and gums healthy.
As parents, we are responsible to take our children to a pediatric dentist who specializes in early prevention and immediate detection of oral health problems. According to the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the first visit to the dentist should be 'when the first tooth comes in, usually between six and twelve months of age.’
The following are five simple things you can do to keep your child’s teeth healthy:
1. Routine checkups and proper daily care are a must to ensure healthy teeth and gums.
2. Provide a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
3. Limit their sweets throughout the day to reduce unnecessary calories that may lead to childhood obesity.
4. Offer your children water instead of sugary drinks. CDC statistics, as many as 1 in 5 children over the age of six is clinically obese.
5. Brush your child’s teeth twice a day and floss once a day.
Did you know that each year, more than 51 million school hours are lost as a result of problems related to tooth decay, the most common chronic childhood disease in America. That’s why Trident® has partnered with Smiles Across America® to help underprivileged children get the dental care they need. Trident gum has long been a pioneer in providing oral health benefits to consumers and studies show that people who chewed Trident experienced significantly fewer cavities. For more information, visit http://www.oralhealthamerica.org.
I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Trident blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here. (link to: http://trident.twittermoms.com/about )