April is National Oral Health Month™ – Part 1

April has been designated Oral Health Month by the Canadian Dental Association and they have prepared some interesting facts and articles that we would like to share starting with the following:

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 be

As part of a healthy lifestyle, practice good oral hygiene and have your child’s mouth examined regularly by a dentist.  If you have any questions please contact us!