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1 What is the Most Common Chronic Childhood Disease?

2 Asthma ? Allergies? Diabetes ?

3 CAVITIES !

4 Baby Teeth Are Important! Prevent the Spread of Tooth Decay in Babies and Young Children

5 Children Need Their Baby Teeth to: Chew and digest food Chew and digest food Speak clearly Speak clearly Smile and feel good about how they look Smile and feel good about how they look Save room for their permanent teeth Save room for their permanent teeth Last from 6 to 12 years Last from 6 to 12 years

6 White Spots: Early and Reversible Signs of Decay

7 What Causes Tooth Decay in Babies and Young Children? Sharing food and eating utensils Sharing food and eating utensils Sharing straws and cups Sharing straws and cups Cleaning off pacifier in your mouth Cleaning off pacifier in your mouth

8 ThenWhatHappens? Then What Happens?

9 Toothbrushing : Help your Help your child brush child brush

10 Just a Tiny Dab of Fluoride Toothpaste (the size of a grain of rice)

11 FLUORIDE Toothpaste

12 NO FLUORIDE Read the Label !

13 Only Milk or Water in Bottle Only Milk or Water in Bottle Wean from Bottle by One Year Wean from Bottle by One Year

14 Drink and Cook with Tap Water Tap Water Contains Fluoride Tap Water Contains Fluoride Most Bottled Water Does Not Most Bottled Water Does Not

15 Eat Healthy Snacks Fruit Fruit Vegetables Vegetables Cheese Cheese

16 Avoid Frequent Sugar Exposure

17 First Dental Visit When the 1st teeth come in When the 1st teeth come in Or before age one Or before age one

18 Fluoride Varnish Protects Teeth From Decay Easy and Fast Easy and Fast Tastes Good Tastes Good Painless Painless Can help reverse white spots so they do not become cavities Can help reverse white spots so they do not become cavities

19 Take Good Care of Your Own Teeth, Too!

20 REMEMBER: Baby Teeth Are Important!

21 Adapted from: Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay CA. Dept. of Health Services and Preventing the Spread of Tooth Decay in Babies and Young Children Alameda County Health Department Office of Dental Health (2003) by : Linda Giordano Cannon, RDH Alameda County Health Department Office of Dental Health (2009)


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