Introduce your child to healthy habits early to prevent tooth decay and to avoid the long-term effects of poor dental hygiene.
You may wonder if the effort of making sure your little one actually brushes his or her teeth is worth it. If you sometimes feel your time may be better spent elsewhere, rest assured that your diligence is indeed paying off!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 40 percent of children have tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten. Introduce your child to healthy habits early to prevent tooth decay and to avoid the long-term effects of poor dental hygiene.
Fortunately, tooth decay can be addressed with fairly simple and effective measures; prevention is key. Combining good habits like brushing and flossing with preventive care tools like fluoride and sealants will help set your child up for a future with fewer cavities and more smiles.
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