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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month

CHICAGO, Illinois – This February, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month by hosting the Tournament of Tooth Care, showcasing how parents and caregivers can help their kids fend off the Mouth Monsters –a.k.a. tooth decay. Parents and caregivers can tune in to the Mouth Madness to learn how to help little teeth take on the Mouth Monsters one big game at a time.

Tooth decay is one of the top chronic infectious diseases among children in the U.S. About 60 percent of children will have had tooth decay at some point by age five. More than 50 million school hours are missed every year by school-aged children in the U.S. due to dental visits or problems. And tooth decay isn’t just bad for oral health; children who develop tooth decay at a young age are at a greater risk for developing problems with oral and general health, as well as with educational and social development.

Follow along with all the Mouth Madness fun this February by visiting www.mychildrensteeth.org to find a pediatric dentist in your neighborhood as well as view updates on the Tournament of Tooth Care and information for parents and caregivers to help rally their kids to defeat the Mouth Monsters!

Visit HERE to obtain more information, including downloadable posters and coloring pages.

SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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