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Celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month with Two Rivers Family Dental

The month of February is all about helping instill good dental hygiene habits with your children. Two Rivers Family Dental invites you to participate with your children in National Children's Dental Health Month.

"This year, the ADA is celebrating the 75th anniversary of water flouridation as part of Children's Dental Health Month. This is one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century. Pediatric oral health is incredibly important, so we wanted to recognize this landmark in our community," said Dr. Chris Hansen. 

What is Children's Dental Health Month?

The idea of making parents, teachers, and children more aware of the importance of brushing and positive dental habits has been with us as far back as February 1941. Two cities in Ohio, Akron and Cleveland, first conceived of a day and week of celebration respectively to draw attention toward helping young people learn more about caring for their teeth. You can read more about the fascinating history on the Ohio Dental Association website.

At Two Rivers Family Dental, we believe that raising awareness and teaching your children about taking good care of your teeth is more relevant than ever. Did you know that people living in the United States consume 50 gallons of sugary beverages every year? A steady diet of sticky food and drink and snacking througout the day is a dangerous path towards tooth decay!

You can reduce your child's risk of tooth decay by doing the following:

  • If you are going to consume sugary foods and drinks, have them during meals when saliva production is high and does a better job of neutralizing acid production and rinsing food particles from the mouth
  • Stay away from between-meal snacks
  • If your children like chewing gum, give them sugarless gum, which can help wash out food particles
  • Prefer water or low-fat milk over unhealthy sugary beverages
  • Help your children develop good daily brushing and flossing habits
  • Schedule regular dental visits for your children
  • Talk to your dentist about what sort of training cup to use for your toddler

Fluoride in water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap!

This marks the 75th year of community water flouridation, so to commemorate the milestone, the American Dental Association (ADA) has adopted as its slogan "Fluoride in water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap!"

In 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first city in the world to fluoridate its drinking water. The ADA remains committed to fluoridation of public water supplies as the single most effective public health measure to help prevent tooth decay.

More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective and prevents tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community water fluoridation one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.

Enter the Two Rivers Family Dental Coloring Contest

Finally, to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month, our offices will be holding a coloring contest!

To enter, stop by our office and pick up pages for your child to color. Or, you can download them here and print them out. Be sure to include your name and phone number on your entry so that we can call if you win!


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    Very friendly and Helpful

    I recently moved here from Green Bay where I had the same dentist for many years. He set the standard high for tooth care. We searched around this area and talked to patients from several dental offices to see what they had to say. The comments about Dr. Jamie at Two Rivers Family Dental were very good so we decided to give them a try. I came in with necessary dental work needing to be done and the normal amount of anxiety with it. I am happy to say we, "nailed it" with our choice. Dr. Jamie and her assistant Laurie could not be more thorough, personal and educational as she proceeds which helps me relax (somewhat-along with a little laughing gas)! The office from the minute you walk in till you leave is very friendly and helpful if I have any questions. She met the standard we were used to and I recommend her to everyone!!

    Sharon B. November 19th 2020

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    I had an emergency for my tooth today. Two Rivers Family Dental got me in right away and the staff was fantastic!! Made me feel very comfortable! Thank you Dr. Hansen.

    Katie R. August 17th 2017

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    My teeth were in terrible shape and plus I did have one broken off ….I did not want to smile at all ….after Dr. Hansen finished fixing my teeth I can smile again... thank You Dr. Hansen and all your staff for helping me smile again.

    Joyce M. December 19th 2018

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    Great dental hygienist in Tracy and fine dental work done by Dr. Hansen. Julie knows insurance better than anyone!

    Barb W. April 25th 2018

    Kind and Respectful

    I had recently got a check up and I needed a filing. They were kind and displayed the up most respectful manner in making my dental experience a positive one. I will continue to be a patient of The Two Rivers Family Dental.

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