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By braceconnection on 2/19/2015 8:18 AM


It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Each February, The American Dental Association sponsors NCDHM to raise awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene. The campaign slogan changes from year to year, but always targets teen and preteen generations. This year’s slogan is “Defeat Monster Mouth.”

But just what is Monster Mouth, you ask?

Patients develop Monster Mouth when they fail to brush their teeth properly, floss and maintain a healthy diet. These poor habits lead to decay-causing plaque buildup – a monster the ADA refers to as Plaqster in this year’s campaign.

Luckily, Monster Mouth and Plaqster can be defeated by following these simple steps:

Stop feeding him! Plaqster thrives on sugary sweets, so instead of reaching for candy, reach for fruits or vegetables.  Flossing removes plaque in tight spaces where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Use a mouth rinse. Mouth...
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