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April 29, 2015 10:35 AM
Dr. Edward Moody participated as a guest blogger for an article that discusses findings from the recent CDC report, Dental Caries and Sealant Prevalence in Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011–2012,
which notes tooth decay might be declining among 2 – 5 year olds and shows that disparities still exist in dental care. The piece also discusses dental sealants, oral health tips for teenagers and directs readers to further resources by linking to http://www.mychildrensteeth.org
According to the article:
"While establishing a dental home is important, it’s equally important that parents and caregivers also help children practice consistent oral health habits. Simple activities like playing a two-minute song while children brush their teeth and monitoring snacking can help keep kids’ pearly whites healthy. And don’t forget: it’s best to supervise brushing and flossing until children are seven to eight years old – or until they are able to tie their own shoelaces.
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