The Importance of Good Dental Health
February is Children’s Dental Health Month
February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is encouraging parents to help their children develop good oral health habits at an early age.
"Prevention is key to healthy teeth and gums," said Department of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher. "Parents, care givers, teachers and school nurses can help protect their children's smiles by practicing good oral health care from eating healthy foods, brushing for two minutes twice a day, flossing daily and seeing a dentist for regular checkups.”
Recognizing the importance of children’s oral health, Governor Susana Martinez proclaimed February 2017 as Children's Oral Health Month in New Mexico.
The Department’s Office of Oral Health contracts with dental healthcare providers throughout the state to provide treatment to low income and uninsured New Mexicans. The services include dental sealants, fluoride varnish and treating dental diseases.
To reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay, the Department of Health recommends:
- Helping your children develop good brushing and flossing habits
- Eating healthy foods
- Limiting consumption of sugary foods and drinks
- Limiting between-meal snacks
- Scheduling regular dental visits
For more information, visit the NMDOH Dental and Oral Health website.
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