Today there is great emphasis on developing healthy eating habits in America's children. It is important to recognize that the same poor nutritional habits that contribute to overweight and obesity in children can cause cavities and poor oral health.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, five times more common than asthma! Dental disease keeps kids out of school and adults out of work. We know we can prevent dental disease by reaching children early. Here are four articles that provide important information and simple steps to take.
Ten Simple Steps To A Health Smile
A Healthy Smile begins even before your child has teeth. To learn more about what you can do from birth and beyond to give your child a HEALTHY SMILE, click here to learn about 10 Simple Steps to Take.
Hidden Calories in Drinks
Sweetened drinks pose a number of problems, not only for our teeth but also for our waistlines. To learn more about soda's HIDDEN CALORIES, click here.
Protect Your Smile: Protect Your Health
There's much more to good oral health than just a pretty smile. To learn more about DISEASES LINKED TO TOOTH DECAY like diabetes, stroke and heart disease, click here.
More Peas Please!
Good foods make strong kids with strong teeth. To learn more about colorful foods that help kids grow tall with white strong teeth, click here.
Getting Dental Care
Click here for a list of New Hampshire dental centers with sliding fee scales