February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and we want the young people of the South Carolina Lowcountry to join us in the Sugar Wars!!
Americans are consuming foods and drinks high in sugar and starches more often and in larger portions than ever before. The average teenage boy in the US consumes 81 gallons of soft drinks each year according to the American Dental Association. The choices of food and drinks we make impact our oral health markedly and there is a risk for tooth decay from a diet high in sugars and starches.
Reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay:
– Consume sugary foods and drinks with meals when saliva production increases helping to neutralize acid production and rinse food particles from the mouth. – Limit between-meal snacks and when you do snack, offer nutritious foods.
– Chose sugarless gum. After eating, chewing gum can increase saliva flow and help wash out food and decay-producing acid.
– Monitor beverage consumption – limit sugary drinks and choose water and low-fat milk.
– Help your children develop good brushing and flossing habits. Brush for 2 minutes, 2 times per day.
– Schedule regular dental visits with Dr. Dahlkemper at Water’s Edge Dentistry! Our Smile Team is proud to help fight the Sugar Wars with you and keep you and your family smiling!
Download your American Dental Association Sugar Wars Activity Sheets to get the kids in on the action!
Dental treatment is an excellent investment in an individual’s medical and psychological well-being. Financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining this important health service. Being sensitive to the fact that different people have different needs in fulfilling their financial obligations, we are providing the following payment options.
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