Published: Aug 23, 2012 7:52 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 24, 2012 7:19 AM EDT

Take 2 Minutes to Brush Facts:
 
Unhealthy mouth is associated with obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Affects children of low economic status 2 times more than any other class.
PR campaign titled "Kids Healthy Mouths" lauched 8/14/12.
Brush,Floss,Rinse decreases disease in children by 75%.

Partnership for Healthy Mouths
 
Past accomplishments include Smokey the Bear's 'Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires' and McGruff the Crime Dog's 'Take a Bite Out of Crime.'
Comprised of the ADA and 35 other groups.

Goals:
 
Have all children brush their teeth for 2 minutes twice a day.
Fact:  Prevents tooth decay.
Brush, Floss, Rinse
First dental visit between 18 months and 2 years old.
Dental Fluoride varnish by Pediatricians.