Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
February is National Dental Health Month
by Donna Conroy, School Nurse
Lifelong habits begin at home. Attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life. Make dental health a part of your daily routine and share these reminders with your whole family:
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, especially after breakfast and before bedtime. Fluoride is proven to be the most effective way to prevent cavities.
Drinking water after eating also helps to clear your teeth of food particles.
Floss every day. An adult should help children under the age of eight to floss. Older children should be ready to floss on their own.
Limit the number of times you eat snacks, especially the sticky ones and long-lasting ones.
Visit a dentist regularly for a routine checkup and a cleaning.
Wear protective mouth guards when playing sports.
Remember to change your tooth brush regularly, and after an illness such as strep throat.
Make healthy choices when choosing a snack. Eating a lot of snacks with sugar may cause cavities.
Every time you eat sugar, plaque in your mouth mixes with the sugar to make acid. The acid hurts the teeth and causes decay over time. This can be painful!
BRUSH AND CLEAN IN BETWEEN TO BUILD A HEALTHY SMILE!
Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast St Petersburg, FL 33703 Phone: (727) 522-2111 | Fax: (727) 527-4191 [Map]