Healthy dental hygiene is important to a healthy smile. Did you know that brushing should take at least two minutes! That's right, most kids don't even come close to this. Flossing, brushing, and good oral hygiene are essential to a healthy smile and promote healthy learning.

Read below for some dental hygiene rhyming guidelines:

DON'T WAIT UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE - make sure that you visit your dentist twice a year and as needed in between.

FLOSS IS THE BOSS - floss at least one time every day.

EAT AND DRINK - BUT BE SURE TO THINK - Eat a well balanced diet and avoid excessive snacking, especially on candy and sweets.

IT TAKES A WHILE TO BRUSH YOUR SMILE - Brush your teeth carefully at least twice a day, for 2-3 minutes each time!

New Hanover County has a dental van that is stationed at various locations around Wilmington throughout the year. If you have dental concerns about you child or if you are interested in the services the Mobile Dental Unit has to offer, contact me.