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Focus on Giving Your Kids a Smile!
February 2017 | Issue No. 140
A healthy mouth is an important ingredient for a happy and healthy childhood. Until children are 7 or 8 years old, you will need to help your child brush— and it can be a struggle! 
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By: Patricia Braun, MD, MPH, FAAP
Turn That Frown Upside Down! 
217_frown_boy.jpgMonitor your children for evidence of sports-related stress. Some amount of stress is inevitable prior to an important athletic event. But if you see your children putting too much pressure on themselves or taking losses too hard, it’s time for a talk.

Help them view defeats in the proper light. Even the best hitters in baseball fail to reach base roughly 7 out of every 10 times at bat, future Hall of Fame quarterbacks connect only 60% of the time, and so on.

The Picky Eater Project
217_toothbrushing_video_Still.jpgDr. Alejandro Clavier started a project called Sonrisas Saludables/ Healthy Smiles in response to the high rate of cavities and lack of dental home linkage among the underserved in his community.  This video shows how the community responded to free oral health education and fluoride varnishes. Great docs doing great work!
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