Wednesday, March 14, 2012
From the AAPD:
Dental caries (tooth decay) is one of the most common health problems impacting young children’s primary teeth. In fact, nearly 40-to-50 percent of children will be affected by tooth decay by age five  and according to the latest Surgeon General’s report, Oral Health in America, more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related conditions. In response to these facts, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, in partnership with Sam’s Club Giving Program and MetLife Foundation, has developed Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me, a bilingual (English/Spanish), multimedia outreach initiative motivating children 2 to 5 years of age, their parents, and caregivers to care for children’s dental health. The 350,000 free outreach kits are being distributed nationwide and are also available at www.sesamestreet.org/teeth. Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me features brand new songs, animated segments and celebrity guests Bruno Mars, David Hyde Pierce, Nicole Kidman, Amy Ryan, Wendy Williams, Jay Sean, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Last night MSNBC spoke of how cavities are on the rise. Healthy choices in our daily lives play a key role in cavity prevention. Sugary drinks & snacks may be more convenient, however, they cause many dental problems for children and it starts at a very young age. Sedation dentistry is being used due to the extensive amount of problems that children incur. Please check out the link below.