National Children’s Dental Health Month

by SKHC Editor on February 13, 2012

When most people think of the month of February they think Valentine’s Day, however that’s just one celebrated day of the month. Did you know February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? The importance of teaching your children proper oral hygiene at a young age cannot be stressed enough.

It’s not just brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing everyday that your child needs to have a handle on. Is your child’s toothbrush being replaced every three to four months, or as soon as the bristles become frayed? Are they getting regular visits to the dentist for professional cleanings and oral exams?

Eating a balanced diet and limiting snacking between meals also makes a difference if your child’s oral health. When it comes to eating remind your child to avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candy. As tempting as doing some of those things are, they can all crack a tooth.

Here’s to a healthy mouth.

Source: ada.org

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Walnut Creek Invisalign Dentists March 19, 2012 at 5:19 am

A thorough education on dental health is necessary because holistic oral hygiene does not address only the need to regularly seek dental services for children, but also the need to establish a routine in brushing and flossing at home. It also entails preventing problems from cropping up by teaching about the consequences of too much chocolate and sweets.

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