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Un video de TeethFirst!: Por qué importan las primeras visitas al dentista

Los médicos, dentistas y otros profesionales médicos sugieren que los bebés deben visitar a un dentista antes de cumplir un año.

Para ayudar a las familias a entender por qué ofrecen esta recomendación, TeethFirst! les pidió a algunos dentistas e higienistas dentales de Rhode Island que explicaran por qué piensan que es importante que los niños pequeños visiten a un dentista.

Mire el video y aprenda por qué las primeras visitas dentales son una excelente idea.  

Qué hacer si el trauma dental ocurre en casa: Dientes permanentes

Escrito por: Avani Khera, DMD

Desde practicar deportes, a jugar con las manos con sus hermanos, muchos niños sufren traumas en sus dientes. Muchas lesiones dentales se relacionan con los deportes, generalmente el baloncesto y el béisbol. Asegurarse de que su niño usa un protector bucal, casco y protector de la cara durante actividades deportivas es una manera importante de prevenir que ocurra el trauma dental. Se recomienda el uso de protectores bucales personalizados disponibles a través de su dentista.  Los protectores comunes están disponibles en la mayoría de las farmacias sin receta.

What to do if Dental Trauma Happens at Home: Permanent Teeth

Escrito por: Avani Khera, DMD

From playing sports, to roughhousing with their siblings, many children suffer trauma to their teeth. Many dental injuries are sports-related, most commonly due to basketball or baseball. Making sure your child wears a mouth guard, helmet, and face guard during sports activities is an important way of preventing dental trauma from happening in the first place! Custom mouth guards are recommended and available through your dentist. Generic mouthguards are available over the counter at most drug stores.

What to do if Dental Trauma Happens at Home: Baby Teeth

Escrito por: Avani Khera, DMD

Accidents happen!

From playing sports, to roughhousing with their siblings, many children suffer trauma to their teeth. Many dental injuries are sports-related, most commonly due to basketball or baseball. Making sure your child wears a mouth guard, helmet, and face guard during sports activities is an important way of preventing dental trauma from happening in the first place! Custom mouth guards are recommended and available through your dentist. Generic mouthguards are available over the counter at most drug stores.

Qué hacer si el trauma dental ocurre en casa: Dientes de leche

Escrito por: Avani Khera, DMD

¡Los accidentes suelen ocurrir!

Preventing Early Childhood Caries: Learning from New York State’s ECC Simulation Model

Escrito por: Melitzi Torres

A new Policy Brief by the Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) describes several efforts that New York State has enacted to prevent and manage early childhood caries (or ECC, which is tooth decay in children from birth through age five).

Parents Say: "My Kids Forget to Brush Their Teeth"

According to a recent survey released by the national Ad Council, 75% of the parents surveyed said that their children either sometimes or frequently forget to brush their teeth.

This is very concerning, since  more than 51 million school hours are missed due to dental-related issues that could be prevented with good tooth care at home. No child needs to have a cavity or pain in their mouth!

What's happening?

Los padres dicen: "Mis niños se olvidan de cepillarse los dientes"

Según una reciente encuesta presentada por el Ad Council nacional, un 75% de los padres entrevistados dijeron que sus niños con frecuencia o algunas veces se olvidan de cepillarse los dientes.

Esto es algo que preocupa, porque más de 51 millones de horas de escuela se pierden debido a problemas dentales que se podrían prevenir con una buena atención dental en casa.  ¡Ningún niño necesita tener una carie o dolor en la boca!

¿Qué ocurre?

TeethFirst! Turns 1 - Thank You for Your Support!

Can you believe it? TeethFirst! launched a year ago!

As part of TeethFirst!, free educational materials (brochures, posters, and PDFs) are available on our website. Anyone can access these materials, and order free hard copies. Thank you to the following practices and organizations that have shared our materials with their staff, patients, and clients over the past year!

How Much Toothpaste Should I Put on my Child's Toothbrush?

When it comes to toothpaste, if some is good, more must be better, right? Actually, no!

Using the correct amount of fluoride toothpaste on a child's toothbrush is really important. Little mouths cannot handle all the bubbles and foam that a large amount of toothpaste can create. Small children could swallow or choke on the toothpaste. Swallowing too much toothpaste is not healthy. In order to make sure your child is using the correct amount of fluoride toothpaste, we have created a guide to help you decide how much to use for your child's age.

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