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Whether it's hot chocolate in the winter or ice pops in the summertime, most kids love to enjoy a sweet seasonal snack! Unfortunately, all those tasty sugary treats aren’t good for your child’s teeth and can lead to cavities.
What is a Cavity?A cavity develops when a tooth decays, or breaks down. A cavity is a hole that can grow bigger and deeper over time.
We know, of course, that you don’t want to be the bad guy denying your kids the occasional sweet; however, did you know that according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 1 in 4 children under the age of 5 already have cavities? WOW is right.
A healthy mouth is much more important than your kids may think. Having a healthy mouth reduces the risk of:
To help you and your children maintain a healthy cavity free smile - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois created the BlueCare Dental ConnectionSM. This program offers dental plan members tools and information from organizations, like the American Dental Association that specialize in dental health. We’ve pulled some helpful information from our Dental Wellness CenterTM to help you and your child’s teeth avoid cavities this year.
5 ways to keep your child’s teeth cavity free
How do you help your kids understand the importance of dental hygiene? Do you have any tricks or games you play to help them enjoy learning?
Evergreen date: 1/24/2018
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