Dental Care For All Children
Ages 1-18
(779) 221-2006
Rockford, IL

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Brush up on your knowledge of kids' dental
health.
Introduction
Tooth decay is one of
the most common
chronic childhood
illnesses and is five
times more prevalent
than asthma.
"Far too many children
suffer far too much
dental disease, and it
is overwhelmingly
preventable,"
Says Burton L. Edelstein,
D.D.S., founding director
of the Children's Dental
Health Project in
Washington, DC.
Legislators...
A bill, the Children's
Dental Health
Improvement Act of
2002, aimed at
increasing kids' access to
dental services, has bee...
Congress and endorsed by

The American Academy
of Pediatric Dentistry

(AAPD) in Chicago
and other healthcare
organization...
 Start

by testing your
knowledge and brushing up
on your dental facts.

 This

advice comes courtesy
of the AAPD as wel...
Children's Dental Health

Quiz!


a. Between 6 and 12 months



b. When she turns 3 years old



c. When she loses her first baby tooth



d. When she...


a. Every six months



b. Annually



c. Every other year



d. It's up to your dentist


a. Enough to cover all the bristles



b. A drop the size of a pea



c. A quarter-size amount



d. A smear


a. Monthly



b. Every three months



c. Once a year



d. When it looks worn out


a. he gets his first permanent teeth



b. he's 4



c. he's 6



d. he's 11


a. 2



b. 3



c. 4



d. 5


a. they can shift your child's teeth



b. they can cause tooth decay



c. they pick up germs easily



d. it's tou...


a. Give your child fluoride supplements



b. Have your child floss twice a day



c. Have your child brush only once...




a. Wearing braces
b. Drinking bottled water instead of
tap water



c. Consuming foods and juices rich in
calcium a...


a. he's 2



b. he's 4



c. his teeth begin to touch one another



d. he gets his first permanent teeth


a. 2-3



b. 4-5



c. 6-7



d. 10-11
Following

are the
answers to your kids
oral health quiz.
 a.

The AAPD
recommends that
children see a dentist
when her first tooth
erupts or no later than
their first birthday.
a.

Children should see
the dentist twice each
year. These early visits
help dentists assess the
feeding patterns and
hyg...
habits that may
contribute to tooth
decay and determine
what preventive
measures, if any, are
needed.
b.

Some dentists say a
smear is enough, but the
official word from the
AAPD is to use a pea-size
amount of fluoridated.
toothpaste once your
child is between 2 and 3.
If you use more, they
may swallow it; this can
lead to fluorosis, which
cau...
 b.

As long as it's kept
clean and dry between
uses, your child's
toothbrush only needs to
be changed every three
months...
Choose one with a
large handle, soft,
rounded bristles, and
a small head that
reaches back teeth.
Before teeth are
present, clean gums
with gauze, a
washcloth, or a small
soft-bristled
toothbrush and water.
 d.

Supervise your child's
brushing until age11.
Until age 6 or 7, you
should stand behind
them and physically
brush the...
After that, they can do it
them-self, but you'll
need to make sure their
using the right amount of
toothpaste, brushing fo...
By the time your child
turns 4, the jaw starts to
align; further thumb
sucking can cause the
upper teeth to tip toward
the...
For a child with several
baby teeth, a pacifier
can push the upper
teeth out and lower
teeth in.
b.

If your child
regularly drinks from
sippy cups filled with
anything but water,
particularly juice,
has a higher risk of
baby bottle tooth
decay, caused when
sugars in the liquid
combine with bacteria
in the mouth to form
...
that dissolves the
immature enamel.
Never put your child
to bed with a sippy
cup unless it
contains water.
 a.

Fluoride supplements
are recommended for
children between 6
months
and 16 years of age
who live in areas with
no or low levels of
fluoride in their water
supply.
(Your dentist can
prescribe them.) To
learn the amount in
your municipal water
supply, ask your utility
company.
 c.

Consuming calciumand fluoride-rich foods
and beverages is
essential for strong,
healthy teeth.
Many juices, breads,
and cereals are fortified
with these nutrients.
Check the labels to learn
which ones are best.
 c.

When your child
should start flossing
depends on when his
teeth begin to touch that's when food can
become trapped.
If your child's teeth have
visible spaces between
them, flossing isn't
necessary, says the
AAPD.
 d.

Believe it or not,
some 2- and 3-yearolds are treated by
orthodontists. But that's
rare.
The majority of children
are closer to age10 or
11 when their dentist
recommends seeing an
orthodontist about
wearing brac...
What's

score?

your quiz
Give yourself one point
for each correct
answer. Then add your
points to find out how
you rate on dental
awareness.
10-11

Congratulations: You
sank your teeth into
this quiz. You really
know your stuff!
7-9

A refresher course
will make you and
your family all smiles:
Visit the
Dental Health Guide
at

www.keepkidshealthy.com

for a list of tips and
kids' books on dental
health.
3-6

Chew on this:
It's time to learn more
about children's dental
care.
Start by downloading
the AAPD's Parent
Education Brochures
at:
www.aapd.org/pediatricinformation/brochurelist.asp
 Less

than 3 Your
family's dental health
could be in serious
trouble. Speak with a
pediatric dentist to learn
how to get...
Why a pediatric dentist
over one who treats
adults?
Because their trained to
recognize and treat oral
health problems specific
care for infants,
children, adolescents
and pat...
Dental Care For All Children
Ages 1-18
“Call Us Today”
(779) 221-2006
Rockford, IL

SpecialNeedsDentistRockfordIL.com
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  1. 1. Dental Care For All Children Ages 1-18 (779) 221-2006 Rockford, IL SpecialNeedsDentistRockfordIL.com
  2. 2. Brush up on your knowledge of kids' dental health.
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic childhood illnesses and is five times more prevalent than asthma.
  5. 5. "Far too many children suffer far too much dental disease, and it is overwhelmingly preventable,"
  6. 6. Says Burton L. Edelstein, D.D.S., founding director of the Children's Dental Health Project in Washington, DC. Legislators are listening:
  7. 7. A bill, the Children's Dental Health Improvement Act of 2002, aimed at increasing kids' access to dental services, has been introduced in
  8. 8. Congress and endorsed by The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) in Chicago and other healthcare organizations.
  9. 9.  Start by testing your knowledge and brushing up on your dental facts.  This advice comes courtesy of the AAPD as well as the Chicago-based American Dental Association.
  10. 10. Children's Dental Health Quiz!
  11. 11.  a. Between 6 and 12 months  b. When she turns 3 years old  c. When she loses her first baby tooth  d. When she gets a cavity
  12. 12.  a. Every six months  b. Annually  c. Every other year  d. It's up to your dentist
  13. 13.  a. Enough to cover all the bristles  b. A drop the size of a pea  c. A quarter-size amount  d. A smear
  14. 14.  a. Monthly  b. Every three months  c. Once a year  d. When it looks worn out
  15. 15.  a. he gets his first permanent teeth  b. he's 4  c. he's 6  d. he's 11
  16. 16.  a. 2  b. 3  c. 4  d. 5
  17. 17.  a. they can shift your child's teeth  b. they can cause tooth decay  c. they pick up germs easily  d. it's tough for most children to stop using them
  18. 18.  a. Give your child fluoride supplements  b. Have your child floss twice a day  c. Have your child brush only once a day to spare tooth enamel  d. Have your child use an electric toothbrush
  19. 19.   a. Wearing braces b. Drinking bottled water instead of tap water  c. Consuming foods and juices rich in calcium and fluoride  d. Eating smaller, more frequent meals
  20. 20.  a. he's 2  b. he's 4  c. his teeth begin to touch one another  d. he gets his first permanent teeth
  21. 21.  a. 2-3  b. 4-5  c. 6-7  d. 10-11
  22. 22. Following are the answers to your kids oral health quiz.
  23. 23.  a. The AAPD recommends that children see a dentist when her first tooth erupts or no later than their first birthday.
  24. 24. a. Children should see the dentist twice each year. These early visits help dentists assess the feeding patterns and hygiene
  25. 25. habits that may contribute to tooth decay and determine what preventive measures, if any, are needed.
  26. 26. b. Some dentists say a smear is enough, but the official word from the AAPD is to use a pea-size amount of fluoridated.
  27. 27. toothpaste once your child is between 2 and 3. If you use more, they may swallow it; this can lead to fluorosis, which causes white spots and discoloration.
  28. 28.  b. As long as it's kept clean and dry between uses, your child's toothbrush only needs to be changed every three months or so.
  29. 29. Choose one with a large handle, soft, rounded bristles, and a small head that reaches back teeth.
  30. 30. Before teeth are present, clean gums with gauze, a washcloth, or a small soft-bristled toothbrush and water.
  31. 31.  d. Supervise your child's brushing until age11. Until age 6 or 7, you should stand behind them and physically brush their teeth.
  32. 32. After that, they can do it them-self, but you'll need to make sure their using the right amount of toothpaste, brushing for at least two minutes, and rinsing properly.
  33. 33. By the time your child turns 4, the jaw starts to align; further thumb sucking can cause the upper teeth to tip toward the lip.  c.
  34. 34. For a child with several baby teeth, a pacifier can push the upper teeth out and lower teeth in.
  35. 35. b. If your child regularly drinks from sippy cups filled with anything but water, particularly juice,
  36. 36. has a higher risk of baby bottle tooth decay, caused when sugars in the liquid combine with bacteria in the mouth to form acid
  37. 37. that dissolves the immature enamel. Never put your child to bed with a sippy cup unless it contains water.
  38. 38.  a. Fluoride supplements are recommended for children between 6 months
  39. 39. and 16 years of age who live in areas with no or low levels of fluoride in their water supply.
  40. 40. (Your dentist can prescribe them.) To learn the amount in your municipal water supply, ask your utility company.
  41. 41.  c. Consuming calciumand fluoride-rich foods and beverages is essential for strong, healthy teeth.
  42. 42. Many juices, breads, and cereals are fortified with these nutrients. Check the labels to learn which ones are best.
  43. 43.  c. When your child should start flossing depends on when his teeth begin to touch that's when food can become trapped.
  44. 44. If your child's teeth have visible spaces between them, flossing isn't necessary, says the AAPD.
  45. 45.  d. Believe it or not, some 2- and 3-yearolds are treated by orthodontists. But that's rare.
  46. 46. The majority of children are closer to age10 or 11 when their dentist recommends seeing an orthodontist about wearing braces.
  47. 47. What's score? your quiz
  48. 48. Give yourself one point for each correct answer. Then add your points to find out how you rate on dental awareness.
  49. 49. 10-11 Congratulations: You sank your teeth into this quiz. You really know your stuff!
  50. 50. 7-9 A refresher course will make you and your family all smiles:
  51. 51. Visit the Dental Health Guide at www.keepkidshealthy.com for a list of tips and kids' books on dental health.
  52. 52. 3-6 Chew on this: It's time to learn more about children's dental care.
  53. 53. Start by downloading the AAPD's Parent Education Brochures at: www.aapd.org/pediatricinformation/brochurelist.asp
  54. 54.  Less than 3 Your family's dental health could be in serious trouble. Speak with a pediatric dentist to learn how to get on track.
  55. 55. Why a pediatric dentist over one who treats adults?
  56. 56. Because their trained to recognize and treat oral health problems specific care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special needs.
  57. 57. Dental Care For All Children Ages 1-18 “Call Us Today” (779) 221-2006 Rockford, IL SpecialNeedsDentistRockfordIL.com
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