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HVP April 2017

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22 Hudson Valley Parent n April 2017 Children's Medical Group Nine offices in Orange, Dutchess and Ulster counties 845-452-1700; Before teeth come in, go through the motions by regularly brushing and cleaning their gums with a soft brush. Make it a daily habit. Orange County Pediatric Dentistry 1200 Rte. 208, Ste. 4, Monroe 845-928-2205; Brush two times a day, don't go to bed with milk on your teeth, avoid sticky treats, only use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and avoid sugary drinks. Drink more water! Windsor Dental Center 375 Windsor Hwy., Ste. 400, New Windsor 845-565-6677; Taking care of your children's teeth needs to begin early. Teach- ing good habits at home and regu- lar visits to the dentist are the key. Hudson Valley Pediatric Dentistry 75 Crystal Run Rd., Suite 235, Middletown 845-458-8500; Your child can maintain a healthy smile by brushing twice a day, avoiding chewy foods and sugary drinks, flossing before bed and vis- iting the dentist every 6 months. TOP 4 TIPS TO MAINTAIN YOUR CHILD'S HEALTHY, HAPPY SMILE W hen Hudson Valley Parent put the call out for contes- tants in this year's Biggest Smile contest, hundreds of local par- ents sent in photos of their little ones grinning from ear-to-ear. But there could be only one winner: 6-month-old Ryker of the Hudson Val- ley, who is known to always be smiling. His mom said that Ryker's favorite food is bananas with berries, and his favorite toy is his elephant book. Ryker has two older sisters, Zoey, 3, and Savannah, 7. He loves to watch his sisters practice cheer and gymnastics. "Pretty much anything makes him smileā€¦he literally wakes up with a smile every morning," his mother says. Winner of Biggest Smile contest announced Biggest Smile contest winner Ryker, 6 months, Hudson Valley Sponsored by &

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