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WHEREAS, the future is, to a large measure, dependent on the good health of our families and oral health is integral to overall health and good oral health is needed for a child to learn, grow, and reach their potential; and

WHEREAS, dental decay is the most common chronic disease found in children and untreated dental disease is painful, affecting a child's physical, emotional and social development; and

WHEREAS, parents and caregivers who are educated about the importance of oral health are empowered to embrace appropriate oral hygiene and dietary behaviors, and make and keep dental appointments for their children; and

WHEREAS, brushing twice daily using toothpaste containing fluoride, cleaning the sides of the teeth by flossing daily, having routine dental check-ups, drinking tap water that contains appropriate levels of fluoride, and eating a diet low in sugary foods and drinks help prevent tooth decay; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is pleased to join the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Oral Health Program in challenging Nevadans to swap out sugar-sweetened beverages with "Water, Nature's Drink!" in recognition of Children's Dental Health Month;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim February 2021 as

CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 4th day of February, 2021.

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