Thanks for a great virtual walk today!
Fluoride a Powerful Tool to Prevent Tooth Decay
Dear Walkers,

Thank you to those of you who joined us live for our November 2021 virtual Walk with a Doc!

For the November 2021 walk, we welcomed Dr. Levi Sorenson who gave a brief, family-friendly talk on Fluoride a Powerful Tool to Prevent Tooth Decay, and then took parent questions live. Watch the replay here.
AAP Parenting Resources
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers parents up-to-date medical information on a wide range of pediatric topics. Here are a few on-point with our talk this month.

Follow these links to learn more (all links are available in English and Spanish by pressing the link at the very top of each page to change language).
Fluoride a Powerful Tool to Prevent Tooth Decay

​Long before a baby's first tooth erupts, the pediatrician can start guiding families on how to develop healthy oral health habits, including optimal use of fluoride to prevent decay. The most common chronic disease of early childhood is...

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Fluoride for Children: FAQs

​Fluoride from drinking water and other sources like toothpaste and mouth rinse can help prevent tooth decay (dental caries for cavities) and make your child's teeth stronger. Here are some common questions parents ask about how fluoride helps...

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Good Oral Health Starts Early

Tooth decay (dental caries or cavities) is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in the United States., and even the tiniest teeth can get cavities. There are habits you can start now to keep your baby's teeth healthy. And when that...

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Water Fluoridation

​​Did you know that fluoride exists naturally in virtually all water supplies? Fluoride is a natural mineral that can stop cavities from forming. It reduces decay by strengthening tooth enamel. Many communities add fluoride to water. Water is...

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Baby's First Tooth: 7 Facts Parents Should Know

There is a wide range of variability of when a first tooth may appear-some babies may not have any teeth by their first birthday! Around 3 months of age, babies will begin exploring the world with their mouth and have increased saliva and start...

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Poison Prevention & Treatment Tips for Parents

​Each year, approximately 3 million people- many under age 5- swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers tips to prevent and to treat exposures to poison. Most poisonings occur when parents ...

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www.healthychildren.org
Next Walks on
Sunday, November 21 (Spanish)
Sunday, December 12 (English)
Keeping schools open and safe is our first priority, so for now we're keeping our family events virtual to reduce the spread of COVID. As the 5 and older vaccine rate increases, we will resume our in-person walks in Las Vegas and Reno.

In the meantime:
  • Keep walking every day
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring water
  • Keep 6 feet from other people
  • For everyone 2 years and older, wear a mask when you aren't vaccinated and can't socially distance

We hope to "see" you at our future virtual walks. We will send registration details and a flyer soon.