The Land of Smiles

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Smiling is something that is beneficial to everyone. Those who are smiling will feel good as they’re doing it and those who are lucky enough to be on the receiving end of the smile will feel happy and also influenced to smile themselves. The main part of any smile are clean, strong and healthy teeth.

Proper dental maintenance should begin at at early age; when you develop good dental habits early on, you set yourself on a path toward long lasting dental health. A common issue that can arise however is that the idea of dental hygiene isn’t the most glamourous or entertaining notion, so it can be difficult to express this to children in a way that sinks in. One particular group has taken it upon themselves to help change that. “The mission for the Land of Smiles Program is to educate and inspire elementary school-aged children to adopt healthy oral and overall health habits. Land of Smiles objectives:
• Dental disease is 100 percent preventable. The formula is simple.
• You need to brush twice daily, floss and use mouthwash.
• You should also visit the dentist twice a year.”

Good dental habits start at home. Paired with regular visits to your Ottawa dentist and you will put your child on the fast track toward having the best dental health possible.

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