Join us Friday, August 11th from 3-5 for a special Maternal-Child Health Fair.
The purpose of this event is to support new and expecting moms. There will be several organizations present to offer resources and support.
Bring the kids! We will have activities to keep the kiddos busy, including: bean bag toss game, duck pond game, face painting, and pictures with the Tooth Fairy! Every child wins a prize!
There will be multiple prize drawings for Mom, including: Eddie Bauer car seat, full body pillow, video baby monitor, and more!
All of this fun is happening right at our clinic (1405 Anne Street NW). Mark your calendar!
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February is National Children's Dental Health month!
Here are some dental care tips for kids:
-Until you’re comfortable that your child can brush on his or her own, continue to brush your child's teeth twice a day with a child-size toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. When your child has two teeth that touch, you should begin flossing their teeth daily.
-For children younger than 3 years, caregivers should begin brushing children’s teeth as soon as they begin to come into the mouth by using fluoride toothpaste in an amount no more than a smear or the size of a grain of rice. Brush teeth thoroughly twice per day (morning and night) or as directed by a dentist or physician. Supervise children’s brushing to ensure that they use the appropriate amount of toothpaste.
-For children 3 to 6 years of age, use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Brush teeth thoroughly twice per day (morning and night) or as directed by a dentist or physician. Supervise children’s brushing and remind them not to swallow the toothpaste.
In an effort to strengthen and promote early establishment of healthy oral habits in families and children, Northern Dental Access Center received federal grant funding to help offset the costs of supporting expecting and new mothers in prioritizing oral health for their babies. Along with educational information, New Baby Kits include: baby tooth wipes, infant pre-toothbrushes, sippy cups and baby mitts. New moms will receive a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, a helpful tips packet and commemorative coffee mug.
Northern Dental Access Center invited community agencies to partner with them in filling the kits. Community members currently including information, coupons and other items are: G&A Pottery (formerly Glazed & Amused), Bemidji’s Thrift Shop (formerly Thrifty Kids), and Northwoods Pregnancy Center. For more information on how to participate in this initiative, please contact Angie Keprios at Northern Dental Access Center at (218) 556-3666.