Sunday, April 01, 2007

April is Oral Health Month: Part 3

Hi everyone,

Got this blurb from the Canadian Dental Association's website for Oral Health Month:

National Oral Health Month (TM)- Get snack smart with your kids

  • Limit the number of times a day your child eats or drinks sugars
  • Avoid sugary treats that stay in the mouth for a long time like hard candy or lollipops
  • Avoid soft, sticky sweets that get stuck in your child’s teeth
  • Serve sweets for dessert while there is still plenty of saliva in your child’s mouth to wash away the sugars
  • Serve juice and milk during or at the end of mealtime. Drink water between meals
  • Serve vegetables, cheese, nuts or seeds for snacks
  • Have your child brush her teeth at least twice a day and before going to bed

Source: Canadian Dental Association Website; Oral Health Month Articles 2007

Take Care

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
(905) 273-7100