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April is Oral Health Month
Five Steps to Good Oral Health
Put a smile in your body. Follow these simple steps to good oral health and watch your overall health improve, too:
Remember there is a connection between good oral health and overall health. April is National Oral Health Month
Young children are not able to clean their own teeth. As a parent, you must do it for them when they are very young and do it with them, as they get older.
When your child can write (not print) his or her name, your child is ready to do a good job brushing. You should check to make sure your child does a good job.
You should start cleaning your child's mouth even before your child has teeth. It gets both you and your child into the habit of keeping the mouth clean, and it gives baby (or primary) teeth a clean place to come into. The goal is to wipe all parts of the gums and teeth.
Here's how to do it:
National Oral Health Month - Get snack smart with your kids
Did you Know?
MSI in Nova Scotia covers basic dental care for children
from birth up to the end of the month in which they turn 10.
Nova Scotia’s MSI Children’s Oral
Once a year, the MSI Children’s Oral
health Program covers: