Children are vulnerable to tooth decay the same way adults are, which is why kid-friendly dentists focus heavily on the prevention of cavities in children. Tooth decay on baby teeth could cause uncomfortable symptoms and increase the risk of orthodontic concerns with permanent teeth. The following is a discussion of five of the most common questions…
Children’s Dental Health MonthEvery February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month. And at the office of Roderick A. Garcia, DMD, we feel it’s an important movement to support.
What Is National Children’s Dental Health Month?National Children’s Dental Health Month is about raising awareness about the importance of dental health and developing good dental habits at an early age.As a dental practice that welcomes families and is experienced in treating children, we understand how important that message is. One of our main goals is to help our patients and their children established good dental hygiene habits for life.
Why was National Children’s Dental Health Month Established?According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. The statistics include:
- Of children ages 2 to 11, 40% have 1 or more cavities in their baby teeth
- Of children ages 16 to 19 years, more than two-thirds have had a cavity in their permanent teeth
- The rate of tooth decay in preschool-aged children has increased in recent years
Celebrating National Children’s Dental Month with Your ChildrenThere are many safe and effective preventative measures when it comes to the health of your children’s teeth. February is a wonderful month to talk to your kids about good dental hygiene, including:
- Teaching good oral hygiene practices
- Talking to them about the important of good dental hygiene
- Teaching by example with your own dental hygiene habits
- Looking through the NIDR’s dental health education materials
- Taking your child to the dentist for regular check-ups
At our kid friendly dentist, we can educate your child on proper dental hygiene techniques. Call us today!A kid friendly dentist can provide dental care for younger patients to help instill a positive experience with visiting the dentist. The first visit to a dentist can be intimidating for your child, let us make it a…
Yes, June is a little too early to be thinking about sending the kids back to school, but it isn’t too early to start thinking about your kids’ dental health. Summer is the perfect time to make sure your kids won’t miss school due to dental issues. Did you know that dental issues and mouth-related diseases…
Helping your child learn good dental habits as early as possible can set them up for a life of good dental health, and brushing is an important dental habit! Here are a few tips from Dr. Garcia to help you teach your children good brushing habits (and technique!):1. Teach Them the 2X2 RuleThe general rule…