Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Teeth

Help keep them from chipping or breaking

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(HealthDayNews) -- Chipped, broken and knocked-out teeth are common childhood dental emergencies.

Prevent accidents to your kids' teeth with these tips from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

  • Keep drawers and doors closed and stairs secured from babies and toddlers.
  • When children first learn to stand alone, they often use furniture to pull themselves up and balance. Make sure you secure furniture that's at your child's level.
  • Caution your child about drinking from water fountains. Kids can ram their teeth into the metal water jet.
  • If your child plays contact sports, see that he wears a mouth guard.

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