“It's important to brush your teeth." "It's important to see a dentist."
At Risk for Dental Disease?
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Oral health care is about more than a sparkling smile. New research shows links between gum disease and bigger problems like
heart attacks, diabetes, mental disease, and oral
cancer. Brushing, flossing, and other things you do to take care of your mouth can literally extend your life. Learning good habits starts at an early age. The American Dental Association recommends taking your child to the dentist
every six months. A dentist can spot oral health problems early, before they become big, painful problems.
Nearly 60% of Nebraska children will have experienced tooth decay before entering kindergarten. Tooth decay causes children to miss more school days than any other chronic health problem.
Your children learn important lessons from you about how to take care of themselves. So, teach them that it's important to
Watch Your Mouth.