Tooth Decay: Bugs and Acids!
Most people think that sugary foods are the cause
of tooth decay, but this is only part of the story!
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Tooth Decay: Parent to Child
Have you ever wondered what you can do to prevent tooth decay in your children? You may be surprised by some of ways that your kids can get tooth decay - from you!

Here are some suggestions for snacks that are  healthy for your child's teeth, and the rest of their body as well!

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Mommy's Notes: 
by Michelle Aleli Roque Villestas
I've been wanting to bring Masheng to the dentist since she turned one. Kaso maraming nagsasabi na 'wag daw muna since she was still so young then. Baka daw matakot lang at mag iiyak eh masayang lang ang ibabayad namin. Actually kahit nga ngayong 2 na sya, eh sinasabi nila na masyado pa rin daw syang bata for that.

Kaso kailan pa? Hihintayin ko pa bang masira yung teeth nya bago kami pumunta sa dentista? Syempre sa una matatakot talaga since it's gonna be a new experience for her. It won't make any difference kung dadalhin ko sya dun at the age of 3 or 4. Mas mabuti nga 'yung mas maaga para maaga din syang masanay.

Mommy's Notes: 
I have two girls.
Amber Chloe is 3yrs and 10 months and Princess Aven is 1yr and 11 months.

Mula ng baby sila, bilang nakaugalian natin mga ina, sa umpisa isang basang lampin o basahan na puti at malinis ang pinanglilinis ko sa gums at dila nila.

Mommy's Notes: 
by Yujin Kim-Flordeliz

As a parent we have many responsibilities to our children. We should be responsible in providing our children  excellent education, food, shelter, clothing, and making sure that
they remain safe all the time. It is really tough to be a parent because the list of our duties just goes on and on. Well, because of these reasons we may not be able to pay enough attention to protecting our children’s teeth.

I think the most important and challenging part of a mother’s job is teaching her children effective and healthy habits to last a lifetime. They should be taught basic oral health skills and why they are important to them, then I am sure they will hopefully continue to follow a healthy regimen even without us looking over their shoulders.

I am very cautious when it comes to my children’s teeth. When I became a first time mom to my daughter, Yuri, who is now five (5) years old, I was excited for all things would first happen to her, for all things that she would do first, and everything.