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:
- Establish a Dental Home – or home base – for your child’s oral health care by finding a local pediatric dentist.
- 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.