Did you know that February is National Children's Dental Health Month? During a time of year when most of us can be found munching on pink candy, and heart-shaped baked goods, the AAPD wants you to remember the importance of your child's dental health. While we're all coming off the sugar rush from the long holiday weekend, here are some important tips and tricks to remember about kids and oral hygiene.
- Healthy habits are best started young, and preventive care is the key to good oral health! Help your kids get into the habit of brushing twice a day for a full two minutes, and they will have a lifelong leg up on their oral hygiene.
- Make brushing fun! Bookmark these snappy tunes to accompany brushing time and make it something your kids look forward to doing each day. Click here to download a set of fun activity sheets that will help your child understand the importance of their dental health!
- A child's dental health includes more than just brushing and flossing. Make sure kids are choosing healthy snacks by providing access to lots of fresh fruits and veggies, and limiting sugary foods like candy, juice and soda, which can cause decay. A balanced diet also provides a child with the nutrition needed for those healthy adult teeth to develop and grow!
- Keep your child's smile sparkling with frequent visits to the dentist for a cleaning and check-up! Starting visits early helps to make children's oral hygiene a priority!
So, if there's a child in your life, join the sugar wars, and help support a happy, healthy smile! If you're concerned about your child's dental hygiene, contact us to make an appointment. We can help with effective ways to protect your child's smile.