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Child Health Week -Tips for healthy teeth

Babies?

  • Good dental habits should begin before the first tooth appears. After feedings, gently brush baby’s gums with a soft-bristle, baby toothbrush using water or wipe them with a clean washcloth.
  • Don’t forget to schedule your baby’s well-child visits. At these visits your child’s doctor will check baby’s mouth. If your baby is at high risk for tooth decay, your child’s doctor will recommend that your baby see a dentist.
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Ages 2 years - Teens

  • Brush your child’s teeth or encourage your child to brush his or her teeth at least twice a day— after breakfast and before bedtime. If you can, brush after lunch or after sweet snacks.
  • Brush for at least 2 or 3 minutes each time.
  • Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and replace it every three months.
  • Learn how to floss your teeth. Flossing gets rid of food that hides where your toothbrush can't reach.
  • Visit the dentist twice a year.
  • Snack healthy. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and drink water instead of soda.
  • And, don't forget to smile!

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Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

405 Dante Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-215-5500

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Closed:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
(daily for lunch)

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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