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For National Children's Dental Health Month, let's Reach Out and Read!

Escrito por: Susanna Beckwith, Executive Director

February celebrations usually bring to mind Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, even school vacation! But this February, celebrating meant something different for the board and staff of Reach Out and Read Rhode Island (RORRI). This February, we are celebrating National Children’s Dental Month. 

How Dentists Can Help Women Have Healthy Pregnancies

You are smart to encourage your clients to think about ways they can take extra good care of themselves while they are pregnant. A woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy and things that she does (or doesn’t do) can have an effect on her health as well as the health of her developing baby. For example, it is even more important for a woman to take care of her mouth and visit the dentist while she is pregnant.

Here are answers to some questions your clients might have about visiting the dentist while they are pregnant:

How Can a Dentist Help Me Have a Healthy Pregnancy?

You are smart to think about ways you can take extra good care of yourself while you are pregnant. Your body is changing and things that you do (or don’t do) can affect your own health and the health of your baby.

One easy and important thing you can do is to visit the dentist while you are pregnant.

Here are answers to some questions you might have about visiting the dentist while you are pregnant:

¿Cómo puede un dentista ayudarme a tener un embarazo saludable?

Usted es inteligente al pensar sobre maneras de cuidarse mejor mientras está embarazada. Su cuerpo cambia y las cosas que hace (o no hace) pueden afectar su propia salud y la salud de su bebé.

Una cosa simple e importante que puede hacer es visitar al dentista mientras está embarazada.

Estas son algunas respuestas a algunas preguntas que usted podría tener sobre visitar al dentista mientras está embarazada:

Cómo pueden los dentistas ayudar a las mujeres a tener un embarazo saludable

Usted tiene la inteligencia de sugerir a sus clientes que piensen sobre maneras de poder cuidarse más cuando están embarazadas. El cuerpo de la mujer sufre muchos cambios durante el embarazo y las cosas que hace (o no hace) pueden afectar la salud así como la salud del bebé que crece. Por ejemplo, es aun más importante que una mujer cuide su boca y visite al dentista mientras está embarazada.

Estas son algunas respuestas a algunas preguntas que sus clientes podrían tener sobre visitar al dentista mientras están embarazadas:

My Baby’s First Dental Visit: A Mom’s Story

Escrito por: Angie, Gabriella's Mom

Before my baby Gabriella got her first few teeth when she was seven months old, I took care of her gums by wiping them with a soft cloth after every feeding. Her first three teeth came in all at once­—it was a hard time for everyone! I brushed them with a special toothbrush and toothpaste made just for babies. I thought that was all the care her mouth would need until she was older and had more teeth.

La Primera Vista Dental de mi Bebé: Relato de una Mamá

Escrito por: Angie, La Mamá de Gabriella

Antes de que mi bebé Gabriella tuviera su primer diente cuando tenía siete meses, cuidé sus encías limpiándolas con un trapo suave luego de cada comida. Sus primeros tres dientes salieron todos al mismo tiempo; fueron momentos difíciles para todos. Los cepillé con un cepillo y pasta dental especial hechos para bebés. Pensé que era todo el cuidado que necesitaba su boca hasta que fuera más grande y tuviera más dientes.

Un Lugar Divertido Para Aprender Sobre los Dientes de su Niño y Cómo Cuidarlos

Escrito por: Steven Brown, DMD

Queremos usar el sitio Web Primerolosdientes y el blog ToothTalk para brindarle excelente información que le ayudará a cuidar los dientes de su niño. Algunas veces, compartimos otros sitios Web que pensamos serán divertidos para usted y su niño.  

Uno de nuestros sitios Web favoritos se llama 2min2x.org.   ¡Tiene información sobre los dientes que crecen de su niño y cómo cuidarlos y también muchas cosas divertidas para los niños! Pensamos que lo disfrutará y encontrará muy útil.

Esto es lo que encontrará.

A Fun Place to Learn About Your Child’s Teeth and How to Take Care of Them

Our blog and website here at TeethFirst! offers you lots of great resources that will help make taking care of your child’s teeth easier.  Sometimes, that means sending you to other websites that we think will be fun for you and your child to use. One of our favorites is called 2min2x.org. It has great information about your child’s growing teeth and how to care for them, but it also has fun stuff for kids!  We think you’ll enjoy it and find it very useful.

Here’s what you’ll find there.

Eliminating Childhood Dental Disease: The Power is in Our Hands

Escrito por: Steven Brown, DMD

When TeethFirst! reached out to me to write this post, I responded with an enthusiastic “yes!” because I feel very deeply invested in improving children’s oral health. In fact, I support the overall goal of encouraging age one dental visits because as an oral surgeon, I’ve seen too many youngsters coming to me in need of surgery for disease that could have been prevented if a dentist had only been involved in the child’s care sooner. This growing number of young patients has prompted me to reach out to you now.


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