Childrens dental health

In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month, we’re spreading the word about children’s dental health.

THE CDC REPORTS THAT 1 in 5 children (between ages 5 and 11) in the US have untreated tooth decay. Not only should tooth decay be treated in regular dental appointments, it should be prevented! Tooth decay is 100 percent preventable with effective personal care and regular dental cleanings.

YOU Can Help Little Ones Have Healthier Smiles!

  1. Encourage them to brush for two full minutes: Pick a song about two minutes long and sing it to them during brushing time.
  2. Set reminders to brush twice a day: Brushing after breakfast and just before bed are the best times for preventing bacteria growth from food.
  3. Show them flossing is fun, not harmful: Be gentle at first when doing it for them. A bad experience can stop them from flossing on their own.
  4. Be persistent: Don’t let fussy children off the hook. Be motivating! Kids may gladly brush for a sticker or star if you make it an activity.
  5. Set their first dental appointment before age 1: Having positive dental experiences early will make dental visits easier and less frightening when older.

We love to have young patients in our office. We believe that positive dental experiences when a child is young leads to better oral health as an adult.  Our young patients have a wonderful time here and parents tell us that we are talked about for days afterwards. The kids always love to wear their special sunglasses, learn how to brush and floss on our big teeth model, pick out their own tooth brush, and choose a toy out of our treasure chest.

Help Us Spread The Word!

Share this message with your friends and family, and especially with the children in your life. If you have any questions about children’s dental health, don’t hesitate to ask us!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Lisa Campbell

About Lisa Campbell

Lisa is one of our full time dental hygienists; she joined our team in Jan 2013. She has been practicing hygiene now for the last several years and enjoys trying to make her patients laugh.

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