February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! AAPD has all the resources your family needs to keep the mouth monsters away.

Chronic Issue Concerns

Tooth decay is the number one chronic childhood disease in the U.S. – even more common than childhood obesity, asthma and diabetes. Good oral care habits and routine visits with a pediatric dentist can help prevent tooth decay. 


Keep the Mouth Monsters away with these tooth decay prevention tips


First Visit by First Birthday 

It’s important to establish an oral care routine by age 1, including regular check-ups by a specially trained pediatric dentist. Find a pediatric dentist near you with AAPD’s Find a Dentist tool. 


My Children's Teeth has everything you need to know when finding your child's first pediatric dentist.


Pause on the Sugary Snacks 

During snack time, try to moderate sugar intake and acidic drinks, like juice and soda that erode teeth. Opt for cheese, fresh fruits and yogurt. 


Stuck on snack ideas? Here are a few ideas to try with your child next time



Be sure to follow us along all month long on our socials and tag us in all your #NCDHM posts!

Instagram: @aapediatricdentistry
Twitter: @AmerAcadPedDent


Check out what our partners and colleagues are doing to celebrate #NCDHM!

American Dental Association
American Dental Hygienists’ Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institutes of Health
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Women Infants Children Resource Program


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