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***PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED*** WHEN: August 11, 2015 Starts at 9 a.m. WHERE: Santa Anita Race Track 285 W Huntington Dr. Arcadia, CA 91007 WHAT: ●Mobile Dental Clinic ●FREE screenings by the USC School of Dentistry. ●Dental Care and evaluation for all children including X-rays, cleaning, sealants, and a plan of treatment. WHY: ●Dental problems are the primary reason children miss school. RESOURCES DID YOU KNOW…? Tooth decay can lead to serious health problems: ●Bacterial endocarditis (bacteria from the mouth can travel to the heart, causing serious complications) ●Gum disease ●Diabetes ●Malnutrition and/or weight loss ●Poor school performance ●Low self-esteem and body image IS YOUR CHILD AT RISK? The following are symptoms of tooth decay: ●Toothache ●Sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweets ●Mouth pain ●Discolored teeth ●Red or swollen gums ●Bad breath If your child has experienced any of these…. visit your dentist right away! GOOD NEWS… YOU CAN PREVENT TOOTH DECAY! ●Brush your teeth twice a day ●Floss your teeth once a day ●Avoid eating sweets and sugary drinks ●Eat healthy meals ●Change your toothbrush regularly (approx. every 3 months) ●See your dentist regularly EVENT INFORMATION DENTAL FUN FACTS ●Tooth decay (cavities) is one of the most common chronic conditions of children in the United States (CDC, 2015). ●The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry states the dental health of US children is in a crisis, as already up to 30% of 2-5 years old suffer from severe tooth decay (AAPD, 2015). ●Dental decay can set in within 24 hours!! It is worth it to brush your teeth everyday!! ●Beware of sugar! The average American consumes ½ pound of sugar a day! USC School of Dentistry http://dentistry.usc.edu/patient- care/services/pediatrics/ American Dental Association www.ada.org Foothill Unity Center http://foothillunitycenter.org/ Find Free Dental Care for your kids!
Caring for Your Child's Health Checking Your Child’s Hearing Does your child… Turn up the volume of the TV? Respond inappropriately to questions? Have problems in school? Complain of earaches, ear pain or head noises? Have difficulty understanding what people are saying? Seem to speak differently from other children his or her age? How to prevent hearing loss… Stay away from loud noises Turn down loud music or TV Protect your child’s ears (with ear plugs) Never stick cotton swabs in ears Regular checkups with your doctor. How to check for hearing loss… Children should have their hearing tested before they enter school or any time there is a concern about the child’s hearing Children who do not pass the hearing screening need to get a full hearing test as soon as possible Checking Your Child’s Vision Does your Child experience… Squinting while reading or watching TV Doing poorly in school Having frequent headaches Problems with identifying colors Constant eye rubbing Constant redness of the eye or tearing of the eyes Pupil (center of the eye) is white instead of black When to have an Eye Exam At birth At 1 years old At 3 years old Starting at 5 years old, yearly eye exam Kids who wear prescription glasses Good Foods for Eye Health Carrots Green leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, broccoli Eggs Oranges, lemons, blueberries, strawberries Almonds Fatty fish: Tuna, salmon, mackerel, anchovies and trout Created by Nursing Students from Azusa Pacific University