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PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program Celebrates National Children's Dental Health Month.

PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program Celebrates National Children's Dental Health Month.

February 8, 2024

Liberty, NY—PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program (PRASAD CDHP) is pleased to celebrate February as National Children’s Dental Health Month by raising awareness of the importance of children’s oral health. As a five-time recipient of the New York State Dental Foundation Give Kids a Smile Award, PRASAD CDHP knows all too well the impact that oral health can have on the lives of children.

In the US over 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental health problems or pain. Dental cavities are the single most common chronic childhood disease — five times more common than asthma.

Since 1998, PRASAD CDHP provided over 95,000 Toothbrushes, completed 32,000 dental visits, and performed more than 99,000 dental procedures.

Some key Points for parents, caregivers, and educators:

1. Early Start for Healthy Habits: It's crucial to start dental care early. Teach children to brush their teeth twice a day.

2. Limit sugary snacks and drinks: Emphasize the impact of a balanced diet on dental health. Limit sugary snacks and drinks to help prevent cavities.

3. Regular Dental Check-ups: Regular dental visits play a vital role in preventive care.

Thank you for joining us in celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month. Let's continue to promote dental health awareness not just in February but throughout the year.

PRASAD CDHP provides dental health education and preventive and restorative dental care to children, fulfilling an unmet need in the community. For more information, visit us at www.prasadcdhp.org or call 845-434-0376.
 

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