Oral Health Spotlight
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August 2022 Spotlight

 

Parents and caregivers, letís start this school year off right!  In addition to new uniforms and school supplies, consider taking your child(ren) to the dentist .

Visit the dentist

Children with poor oral health miss more school days and receive lower grades than those with better oral health, according to Smile Survey 2020:  The Oral Health of LA Countyís Children. 

Scheduling routine dental check-ups at or around the beginning of the school year can help your child start the school year off right.  Remember to ask your childís dentist about sealants and fluoride treatments to prevent tooth decay! 

If your child is starting kindergarten or first grade, be sure to complete the dental assessment form and turn it into their school.  

        Pick healthy snacks & drink

 

Encourage your child to pick healthy snacks and drinks like nuts, fresh fruits, vegetables, and water, instead of granola bars, candy, and soda.

 

        Brush and floss daily

To keep their mouths healthy, children need to brush with fluoridated toothpaste twice a day, every day for two minutes, and floss daily.

Do you need help finding a dentist?  Click here and here

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