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HEALTHY TEETH TIPS

The Partnership for Healthy Mouths wants to keep the pearly whites of the young (and young at heart) healthy and happy all year long:

  • Brush 2Min (2X) – It’s best for kids to brush their teeth for 2 minutes, 2 times a day for healthier teeth, good breath and fewer cavities.
  • Children 2 or older should always use fluoride toothpaste.
  • Visit a Dentist – Kids and parents should visit a dentist regularly starting no later than age 1.
  • Floss – Kids should clean between their teeth once a day with floss to remove plaque and food where a brush can’t reach.
  • Children as young as 2 can floss if their teeth are touching.
  • Fluoride – Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter and can occur naturally in some water and food sources. Did you know that to help protect teeth from cavities fluoride is added to dental products like toothpaste?
  • Chew Sugar-Free Gum – Chewing sugar-free gum, like Trident, helps keep teeth clean after eating and between brushing. In fact, chewing Trident sugar-free gum after eating stimulates saliva flow, which helps reduce the risk of cavities by reducing plaque acids, removing debris and strengthening teeth.

*The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives is a coalition of 36 leading organizations in the field of oral health.

*Abbreviated from www.fivespotgreenliving.com