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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.

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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  • 1. Pearly Whites Dental Care for Your Child Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 2. Your Baby’s Dental Health Teething isn’t fun for baby - or Mom & Dad Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 3. Your Baby’s Dental Health Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 4. Your Baby’s Dental Health Children typically develop 10 teeth on the top & bottom of their gums Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 5. Your Baby’s Dental Health Are baby teeth really important? Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 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. 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. Your Baby’s Dental Health Protect your child’s dental health and save money for college Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 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. 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. Infant to 18 months Bottles at bedtime are a no-no because they can cause germs Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 12. 18 Months to 3 Years Introduce your child to a toothbrush Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 13. 18 Months to 3 Years Brush, brush, brush your teeth Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 14. 18 Months to 3 Years Brush them everyday. Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 15. 18 Months to 3 Years We put toothpaste on our brush Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 16. 18 Months to 3 Years To help stop tooth decay! Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 17. 18 Months to 3 Years Use toothpaste made for children Make brushing a fun game Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 18. Trouble Brushing? Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 19. 3 to 4 Years Supervised brushing Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 20. 3 to 4 Years Brush teeth, tongue and gums Brush areas your child misses Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 21. Kindergarten & Up Replace toothbrushes after children get sick Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 22. Your Baby’s Dental Health Visit the dentist when your child’s first tooth appears Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 23. How to Choose a Dentist Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 24. How to Choose a Dentist Be flexible on appointment times Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 25. How to Choose a Dentist Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 26. Your Child’s Dental Health Ask a dentist to meet your child before the appointment Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 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. Your Baby’s Dental Health Preventive Care Is Key to a Healthy Mouth Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 29. Your Baby’s Dental Health Cavities are painful, cause illness & look unattractive Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 30. Your Baby’s Dental Health Avoid soda & sweets Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 31. Your Baby’s Dental Health Fill sippy cups with water Drink milk & juice during meals ONLY Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 32. Your Baby’s Dental Health Monday, September 21, 2009
  • 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. 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. 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. Happy Brushing! Monday, September 21, 2009