Greetings from your Wesley Nurse




Daniela Kulyas, R.N. BSN.
210-654-0404, ext. 142

email: DKulyas@mhm.org


NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

Each year throughout National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, the American Dental Association promotes a different campaign targeting a new dental health goal.
National Children’s Dental Health Month brings together dental health professionals, caregivers, parents, and teachers to give children the best start on oral health. From brushing and flossing to healthy snacks and routine dental visits, the month also includes Give Kids A Smile Day on February 6th.
Dental hygiene is one of the most important things we can teach our children. Unfortunately, for a lot of parents, getting kids to brush and floss their teeth is like … well, like pulling teeth. But if we want to protect our kids from having their teeth actually pulled at some point in their lives, we’ve got to show them the ins and outs of proper dental health.

Luckily, February is right around the corner, and that means it’s National Children’s Dental Health Month. A project of the American Dental Association and Crest + Oral B, this program can provide parents with the tools they need to teach the youngins about dental and oral health.

The campaign’s slogan covers the basics: “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.”

Tips for Brushing

· Don’t skip – Making it habit requires sticking to the             
schedule. Even when there is a special occasion or if our   
child is tired, we need to reinforce the importance of
brushing.

· Make it fun – Songs that last 2 minutes will help. Reading    to your child while they brush may help, too. Even a puppet brushing his teeth can be motivating.

· Learn by example – Children emulate their parents. Brush with your children and they will want to be just like you.

· Trial and error – Try different kinds of toothpaste until you find the one junior likes. Try using the smallest amount he will allow and working your way up to the recommended amount. Even a tiny amount is better than no toothpaste.

· Don’t give up – The pain of cavities and lifelong dental issues is more costly and damaging than the dealing with these few moments of nagging battles twice a day.


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Blessings
Daniela Kulyas, R.N. BSN, WUMC Wesley Nurse