AAPD Asks Parents to Fight Mouth Monsters During National Children’s Dental Health Month

In honor of February serving as NCDHM, the AAPD invites parents and caregivers to fight the leading chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S.: tooth decay, also known as the Mouth Monsters.

As “The Big Authority on Little Teeth,” AAPD recommends parents and caregivers fight tooth decay during NCDHM by following these three steps:

  1. Establish a Dental Home – or home base – for your child’s oral health care by finding a local pediatric dentist.
  2. Help your child develop healthy oral habits early, by brushing as soon as the first tooth appears and explaining tooth decay in kid-friendly terms.

Take advantage of the resources available on mouthmonsters.mychildrensteeth.org that will help keep little teeth healthy, including informative articles, practical tips and tools, and an easy-to-use pediatric dentist finder.


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