February is Children’s Dental Health Month
By S.S. Dental Assistant
January 31, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: child   cavities   brushing   sugar bugs   flouride  

 

Talk to your child about why brushing and flossing their teeth everyday is important.  Let them know that “sugar bugs” can cause cavities.  Reinforce good oral hygiene habits like brushing teeth for 2 minutes in the morning and before bed.  Schedule your child’s dental check-up appointment every 6 months.  Scheduling routine appointments can allow us to catch small issues before they become invasive (expensive).  Cavities are common in children: more than 5x more than asthma and 7x more than hay fever!!  Over 80% of cavities are on the chewing surface of their teeth.  Dental sealants help to protect against these cavities.  Ask if your child is a good candidate for sealants.  In addition, fluoride has been proven to be effective to help strengthen and prevent cavities.  More than 100 million Americans do not get enough fluoride from their tap water.  Talk to us to make sure your child(ren) are getting enough fluoride to protect their teeth.   Starting early, at a young age, helps our children learn good oral hygiene habits. 

 

FUN, WACKY, & OTHER HOLIDAYS:

February is American Heart Month; National Children’s Dental Health Month; & Canned Food Month!!!

February 4         Thank a Mailman Day

February 7         Wave All Your Fingers at your Neighbor Day  (“Hi!)

February 9         Toothache Day

February 14       Valentine’s Day

February 17       Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 26       National Pistachio Day  (it’s a nutty day!)

February 28       National Tooth Fairy Day

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