Senator Kemp Hannon
6th District New York
Give Your Kids the Gift of a Smile - National Children's Dental Health Month

During this National Children's Dental Health Month, Senator Kemp Hannon is reminding parents about the importance of teaching children great dental hygiene. Promoting good oral health to your children is extremely important.

Teaching children the importance of good oral hygiene should start at an early age. Developing excellent habits and scheduling regular dental visits can help children get a jump start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. The following tips can help your child have a bigger and brighter smile:

    * Remember to brush your teeth twice a day.  Brushing your teeth helps to remove harmful plaque which can cause cavities.

    * Flossing once a day is important for removing the food debris that your toothbrush cannot reach.

    * Visiting the dentist regularly for a check-up and cleaning can promote great oral health.

    * Eating more nutritious foods can prevent harmful damage to your teeth.

    * Encouraging your child to wear a mouth guard while playing sports can reduce the risk for injury to your teeth and mouth.

For more information about giving your children the smile they deserve, visit the American Dental Associationís website at

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