Start the School Year Off With a Smile
Your kids are ready to go back to school with their backpacks full of new school supplies, but how is their smile?
The CDC reports that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of children aged 6 to 11 and adolescents aged 12 to 19 years. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related illnesses. A CBS news article recently reported that children in Los Angeles School District who had tooth pain were 4x more likely to have a grade point average below the median GPA of 2.8.
Help Your Child Prevent Tooth Decay
- Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
- Use floss to clean between your teeth daily.
- Eat nutritious meal and limit sugary snacks.
- Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleaning and oral examinations.