Pearly Whites

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Think baby teeth aren't important? Think again. This video shares tips on why your child's teeth are important to long-term health.

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Pearly Whites

  1. 1. Pearly Whites Dental Care for Your Child Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Monday, September 21, 2009
  2. 2. Your Baby’s Dental Health Teething isn’t fun for baby - or Mom & Dad Monday, September 21, 2009
  3. 3. Your Baby’s Dental Health Monday, September 21, 2009
  4. 4. Your Baby’s Dental Health Children typically develop 10 teeth on the top & bottom of their gums Monday, September 21, 2009
  5. 5. Your Baby’s Dental Health Are baby teeth really important? Monday, September 21, 2009
  6. 6. Your Baby’s Dental Health Poor dental care for your child can cause: Learning disabilities Unnecessary pain & illness Costly emergency dental care Monday, September 21, 2009
  7. 7. Your Baby’s Dental Health You could spend THOUSANDS in emergency medical expenses for dental care alone if you don’t take proactive measures Monday, September 21, 2009
  8. 8. Your Baby’s Dental Health Protect your child’s dental health and save money for college Monday, September 21, 2009
  9. 9. Your Baby’s Dental Health Expectant mothers should take care of their own dental health to promote healthy teeth in their babies Monday, September 21, 2009
  10. 10. Infant to 18 months Talk to your baby Make your baby laugh Make brushing with a washcloth a regular part of your child’s day Monday, September 21, 2009
  11. 11. Infant to 18 months Bottles at bedtime are a no-no because they can cause germs Monday, September 21, 2009
  12. 12. 18 Months to 3 Years Introduce your child to a toothbrush Monday, September 21, 2009
  13. 13. 18 Months to 3 Years Brush, brush, brush your teeth Monday, September 21, 2009
  14. 14. 18 Months to 3 Years Brush them everyday. Monday, September 21, 2009
  15. 15. 18 Months to 3 Years We put toothpaste on our brush Monday, September 21, 2009
  16. 16. 18 Months to 3 Years To help stop tooth decay! Monday, September 21, 2009
  17. 17. 18 Months to 3 Years Use toothpaste made for children Make brushing a fun game Monday, September 21, 2009
  18. 18. Trouble Brushing? Monday, September 21, 2009
  19. 19. 3 to 4 Years Supervised brushing Monday, September 21, 2009
  20. 20. 3 to 4 Years Brush teeth, tongue and gums Brush areas your child misses Monday, September 21, 2009
  21. 21. Kindergarten & Up Replace toothbrushes after children get sick Monday, September 21, 2009
  22. 22. Your Baby’s Dental Health Visit the dentist when your child’s first tooth appears Monday, September 21, 2009
  23. 23. How to Choose a Dentist Monday, September 21, 2009
  24. 24. How to Choose a Dentist Be flexible on appointment times Monday, September 21, 2009
  25. 25. How to Choose a Dentist Monday, September 21, 2009
  26. 26. Your Child’s Dental Health Ask a dentist to meet your child before the appointment Monday, September 21, 2009
  27. 27. Don’t Have Insurance? Ask about payment plans Find out if your child qualifies for Nebraska Medicaid at http:// www.hhs.state.ne.us/ med/medindex.htm Monday, September 21, 2009
  28. 28. Your Baby’s Dental Health Preventive Care Is Key to a Healthy Mouth Monday, September 21, 2009
  29. 29. Your Baby’s Dental Health Cavities are painful, cause illness & look unattractive Monday, September 21, 2009
  30. 30. Your Baby’s Dental Health Avoid soda & sweets Monday, September 21, 2009
  31. 31. Your Baby’s Dental Health Fill sippy cups with water Drink milk & juice during meals ONLY Monday, September 21, 2009
  32. 32. Your Baby’s Dental Health Monday, September 21, 2009
  33. 33. Your Baby’s Dental Health Keep dental supplies handy at home and in your diaper bag to keep up the routine Monday, September 21, 2009
  34. 34. Your Baby’s Dental Health To find a dentist: Ask parents for recommendations Search for dentists who can accommodate your child’s needs Monday, September 21, 2009
  35. 35. Your Baby’s Dental Health For more information: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/dental American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.PatientEd.aap.org Monday, September 21, 2009
  36. 36. Happy Brushing! Monday, September 21, 2009

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