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Early Dental Visits Essential To Children's Health

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. It's sponsored each year by the American Dental Association (ADA) to raise awareness among families and policymakers about the critical importance to children of good practices of oral health. And for the sixth year in a row, the ADA opened the month with its national health outreach event, the ADA Give Kids A Smile campaign.

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Missourians Reminded For Lead In Toys For Young Children

As people shop for toys, they should keep in mind that some toys could pose a lead poisoning risk, especially for young children under the age of six. With this reminder, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is offering facts about lead in some toys, tips for people buying toys for young children, and basic information about lead poisoning and prevention.

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