February is Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month. The American Dental Association promotes this month-long health observance to promote the benefits of positive oral health in children.
This year’s campaign slogan is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.” We want to help you and your family with having a lasting healthy and beautiful smile!
Here are some tips to help you with promoting Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month in your home.
- Make sure your children are brushing their teeth two times a day with fluoride toothpaste. Not only can fluoride prevent and potentially reverse early tooth decay, but it can also assist with sensitivity.
- Clean between your teeth daily. Yes, that means flossing – everyone’s favorite thing to do! We know its difficult for parents even to floss their teeth, so make it a family affair! This will help create healthy habits for your child(ren).
- Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks. Preventive care is the best care! We know how much the kids love candy and their sugary juice drinks. Do your best to give them healthier options! (But of course don’t deprive them of being a kid!)
- See your dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease. We encourage you to set up an appointment for your children with us every 6 months!
We hope you adopt these tips not only during Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month, but for your child’s whole life. If you haven’t been staying on top of the tips listed below, use this month as motivation! As always, if you ever have any questions about your children’s oral health and/or dental care, please feel free to reach out to us. We’re here for you, at Sala Family Dentistry, you’re a part of the our family!
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