Oral health

Promoting Positive Oral Health Messages for Children

I sat on the couch next to my little 5 year old brother, ready to help him with reading and studying. He had his “EARLY Childhood Care Development Education: Social and Living Habits Step Three” book open. As he turned the pages, a rhyme caught my eye: “Eat sweet, visit the dentist, avoid sweets, avoid […]

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Happy Tooth, Happy You Series: Caleb’s Smile

Caleb frowned as he looked in the bathroom mirror. Two of his front teeth were broken and chipped. When he smiled, there were ugly jagged edges on the teeth instead of nice straight edges.  Caleb’s family didn’t have enough money to take him to the dentist to fix his broken teeth. “Don’t worry, we’ll get

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The Role of Nutrition in Children’s Oral Health: Building Healthy Habits from the Plate Up

Every day, children around the world enjoy their favorite meals and snacks, unaware of the impact their food choices have on their oral health. As childhood tooth decay rates continue to rise, it’s crucial to recognize the significant role nutrition plays in shaping the oral well-being of our youngest generation. By prioritizing healthy habits from

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