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What you need to know about your children’s teeth

What you need to know about your children’s teeth
BY SUZY PRESS, D.D.S.
COMMENTARY

Did you brush your teeth? This simple question has become a mantra for parents, uttered morning and night in households across America. It’s one of the ways parents ensure that their children stay healthy. The parents may not know it, but each year more than 51 million school hours are lost due to preventable dental illness in children. Brushing daily is certainly a great first step in keeping children healthy.

What other ways can you help your child maintain good oral care? In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month celebrated each February, here are some helpful hints to help parents encourage their children to brush and floss.

Dental milestones by age

When should you take your child to the dentist for the first time? Within six months of the eruption of the first tooth—usually by a child’s first birthday. That first visit is as much for the parents as it is for the child. The dentist will explain how to care for a young child’s teeth and what to expect.

 

Conversation with Jay Nadel, the CPA who transformed Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Conversation with Jay Nadel, the CPA who transformed Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
BY WARREN BOROSON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
(Parts of this article appeared in The Jewish Standard)

On the website of a hospital in Bergen County – name withheld – appear various recent remarks posted on the...

Autism checklist offers earlier diagnosis

Autism checklist offers earlier diagnosis
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Latest reports say that about 1 in 100 children in the United States has some form of autism. The American Academy of Pediatrics has already urged children between 18 a...

Measles warning hits New Jersey

Measles warning hits New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The alert issued by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services after a Camden County man may have exposed an untold number of people in South Jersey to mea...

Plants and flowers can lessen depression for elderly

Plants and flowers can lessen depression for elderly
BY CAROL ABAYA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE SANDWICH GENERATION

Question: "My father, 88, had knee surgery this past winter and has trouble bending down. He is very upset because he loves flowers, and his ga...

New Jersey bans bath salts

New Jersey bans bath salts

23 people have been sickened since Jan. 1, with at least 12 hospitalized

The state attorney general Thursday announced that the manufacture, distribution and possession of the so-called designer drugs ...

N.J. legislators move to prevent $70M in Medicaid cuts to nursing homes

N.J. legislators move to prevent $70M in Medicaid cuts to nursing homes

Argue it would cause additional loss of $70 million in federal aid

Three Democratic legislators Tuesday announced they intend to introduce budget resolutions to prevent $70 million in proposed Medicaid...

N.J. lags nation in childhood vaccinations

N.J. lags nation in childhood vaccinations

Some parents incorrectly believe diseases have been wiped out

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

67 percent of New Jersey children ages 19 to 35 months have received the recommended vaccine doses co...

Elizabeth doctor Yousuf Masood and wife plead guilty to health care fraud

Elizabeth doctor Yousuf Masood and wife plead guilty to health care fraud
BY ALICIA CRUZ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

An Elizabeth medical officer manager and her doctor husband both pleaded guilty in Newark federal court Thursday to one count each of conspiracy to commit healthcare...

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