Children’s Dental Health Month

This month’s slogan is sealants make sense. Sealants are a protective layer on the tooth’s chewing surface. This protection prevents cavities. Ask your child’s dentist if your child can benefit from sealants. School service may be available.

Healthy Dental Habits for Children

  • Children should brush their teeth 2x per day.
  • Children 3 years and older should use toothpaste with fluoride.
  • Ensure your child uses a pea-size amount of toothpaste, and spits it out after brushing.
  • Help your child brush so they can learn good brushing skills.
  • Floss between teeth daily.
  • Visit your dentist regularly to prevent and treat oral diseases.

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Winter Safety

Follow these tips to keep you and your family safe during the winter months:

  • Travel with extra blankets and clothes in case of an emergency.
  • Consider postponing outdoor trips when the temperature dips below 20°F.
  • Avoid travel during winter weather advisories and warnings.
  • Test and replace batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Ensure your home is ready for snow-ins – maintain a 3-day supply of food, water, batteries, and first aid supplies. Plan for cooking without power.
  • Dress in loose layers to stay warm, and favor fibers like wool over cotton.

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