YWCA and local dentists partner for National Children's Dental Health Month
EL PASO, Texas - Dentists from The Dental Ark are teaming up with the YWCA El Paso del Norte Region to train staff and donate resources to students.
Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, of the Dental Ark, said that we should begin taking care of our children's' oral health before they have teeth, and when the first sprout to start daily brushing.
"We need to remove the bacteria, and the plaque build up in our mouths everyday," said Dr. Maldonado. "Flossing is important every night because if you don't floss you can't brush in between your teeth, that's why we use floss."
Oral care for your little one may not be a top priority because their teeth do fall out after all, but The Dental Ark Dentist Nanni Baker said that's not the case.
"Those teeth are so important because they not only provide for speech development, but also for digestion and growth, and also maintaining the space for permanent teeth later on," said Dr. Baker.
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