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February Is Children’s Dental Health Month

February Is Children’s Dental Health Month

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% preventable with effective personal care and regular dental cleanings.

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

YOU Can Help Little Ones Have Healthier Smiles!

1. Encourage them to brush for 2 full minutes: Pick a song about 2 minutes long and sing it to them during brushing time.

2. Set reminders to brush 2 times a day: After breakfast and just before bedtime are best in 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 doing it 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 1st dental appointment before age 2: Having early experiences will make dental visits easier and less frightening when older.

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!

Phone: 317-846-7700