February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! During February we want to raise awareness of oral health for children. It’s important to start good dental hygiene habits at an early age. This years slogan for the campaign set forth by the American Dental Association is “Get a Gold Medal Smile.”
Just a few tips for ensuring good oral health of your child’s teeth include:
- Regular dental checkups: cleanings, fluoride treatments, and regular digital films help to catch problems early. Early detection is KEY!
- Awareness of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
- Dental Emergencies: The ADA has some helpful tips on how to handle different oral emergencies.
Give Kids A Smile is a program that we love to participate in every February to help celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month. On February 1st we held Give Kids A Smile day in our office to help educate and provide dental health care to children from low-income uninsured families who may not receive it on a regular basis. We hope that we can help raise awareness of the importance of proper dental health care for children and for adults as we provide care for all of our existing and new patients!