National Children’s Dental Health Month

Educating children about proper oral health practices can help them achieve and maintain a healthier smile into adulthood. Because February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, dentists across the United States are promoting the advantages of starting good dental hygiene habits at an early age. Parents, teachers, and caregivers can find valuable information and kid-friendly educational activities from various resources provided by the American Dental Association so that children obtain the dental care they need to succeed.

 

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

It is essential to communicate the benefits of at-home oral care with kids so that they have stronger teeth that last. Both kids and adults can keep their teeth cleaner and whiter by following a few simple guidelines:

 

 

 

Why It Is Important

Poor oral hygiene can affect a child’s overall quality of life. Untreated dental issues, such as cavities, can make it harder for children to concentrate at school, cause sleeping problems, or lead to feelings of self-consciousness about their smile. Practicing diligent at-home dental care and seeing the dentist at least once every six months can prevent tooth decay and other conditions. A healthy mouth means a happier and more comfortable life for all patients.

For more information about at-home dental care for children or to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Christine Chung, please call +15512224493.

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