This Quarter’s Theme: Brush Up: Dental Care!
Tooth Talk Video Helps You Explain the Importance of Baby Teeth to Parents
Did you know tooth decay is THE most common chronic childhood disease?
Did you know brushing with fluoride toothpaste helps prevent it?
A recent WHO (World Health Organization) report found that tooth decay and obesity are the two most common diseases world-wide … and sugar is the culprit! Thanks for doing your part to preserve the health and well-being of kids.
Here are some tips from the short, helpful Tooth Talk video “Baby Those Baby Teeth” to pass on to parents:
- Brush baby’s teeth. When the first teeth come in, usually between 6 and 10 months, brush with a small, soft-bristle baby toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to make teeth strong and fight tooth decay.
- Relieve teething pain. Don’t give babies teething biscuits; they contain sugar which can lead to tooth decay. Avoid numbing gel because it can numb the baby’s throat and cause choking. Instead, give the baby a cold teething ring or damp, cold washcloth to suck on.
For more information and tips about the importance of baby teeth from Tooth Talk, the website about improving children’s dental health for early childhood educators and childcare providers, click on the short video “Baby Those Baby Teeth.”
For more helpful videos featuring pointers about caring for toddlers’ teeth you can share with parents, click on the Videos tab at the top of the screen.