National Childrens Dental Health Month


UDHA has been working hard advocating for the dental health of Utahans for many years.  This February Staci Stout, RDH BS- UDHA President Elect was featured on KUTV News Baby Your Baby to discuss the importance of taking care of our teeth and gums at the earliest of ages.  below are some educational links about childrens dental health.

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(KUTV) Staci Stout from the Utah Dental Hygienists’ Association talks about dental care for your infant.

National Children’s Dental Health Month is recognized every February to raise awareness of the importance good oral health. Dental cavities is the number 1 chronic disease affecting young children and is 5 times more common than asthma.

It is recommended that a child have their first dental visit by age 1. Parents can use a damp washcloth to clean infant’s gums even before teeth erupt

The Rule of Two: Brushing with a fluoride toothpaste two times a day for two minutes is best for healthy teeth and gums.  Children should have assistance brushing their teeth until they have the dexterity to tie their own shoes.

A parent can start flossing a child’s teeth once a day as soon as two erupted teeth begin to touch. A healthy diet is also important to help reduce the chance of tooth decay.

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