Protecting kids' teeth and mouths from injuries

By the CDHP team

According to the National Center of Health (NCH), 33% of 5-year-olds have injured their primary teeth. And kids' top front teeth are the most likely to be chipped or broken in some way. In its most recent newsletter, NCH offers parents and Head Start staff several tips for reducing children's risk of dental-related injuries.

NCH explains why it's important to prevent injuries to children's teeth or mouths:

When primary teeth are lost too early, there may not be enough space for permanent teeth. Injuries to a child’s primary teeth can also damage the permanent teeth that are forming under the primary teeth.

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