Monday, February 21, 2011

Dental Awarenes Month

February is dental health awareness! Remember to see your dentist regularly every six months for cleanings and exams. Your kids by age 1 should also be seeing a dentist so they feel comfortable at a young age.

We will also be serving our area in the Give Kids a Smile Program. It is a national event that reaches out to kids who do not have the financial access to see dentists regularly. If you know of a family or would like more information please contact our office.

Dental Facts:

Kids have 20 baby teeth

Adults can have up to 32 teeth

Sip all day get decay - drinking coffee, juice, milk, soda all day will make you more prone to not drink anything besides water before going to bed

Zylitol - a great product in gum for kids and adults

Check your local level of fluoride in your water

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children ages 5 to 17.

1882 is the first year floss was manufactured

1873 - Colgate mass produced toothpaste in a jar

81% of women /66% of men think a smile is an important feature (ADA poll)

47% of women said it is the first thing they notice when looking at someone (only 27% of men said the same thing)

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