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In order to promote dental health, children should be taught to:?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Teaching children: In order to promote dental health, children should understand the importance of good general health habits which should include the importance of taking good care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing and eating nutritious foods; not foods and liquids that promote dental caries (tooth decay). They should understand how important these habits are towards a lifetime of being cavity free!
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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Brush,floss,rinse: Brush,floss,rinse with fluofide rinse if needed. AND -- avoid sugary foods,snacks as much as possible. AND avoid soda and similar beverages with Phosphoric acid,citric acid and high fructose corn syrup. Drink lots of water. Learn to enjoy having a healthy and good looking mouth and smile. Start them out early for continued success. Way to go !
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Clean their teeth: A good diet, low in sugar, and dental hygiene and regular visits to your dentist will reduce dental decay and gum disease. This can usually be taught around the age of two, but every child is different. Good luck!
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