Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City
It’s the last day of National Children’s Dental Health Month!
Throughout the entire month of February, dentists throughout the States observed National Children’s Dental Health Month and have been working to educate young children in ways to keep their teeth healthy.
Each February, the American Dental Association, a nationwide professional association of dentists, sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month with the purpose of raising awareness of the importance of dental health.
There is a common misconception that because children have baby teeth, those teeth are going to fall out anyways so caring for them is not important. Neglect of baby teeth can cause infections in the mouth that can damage the permanent teeth that come in later- so caring properly for baby teeth is vital for healthy dental health!
Have you sat down with your children to talk about the importance of dental health yet this month? If not, try to set aside some time tonight to discuss how to take care of your teeth! Utilize the ADA Kids Tools, linked HERE, to demonstrate the proper ways to brush and floss, and what to expect on dentist visits.
Share your stories with us on the Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City Facebook Wall, linked HERE, about your experience discussing the importance of dental health with your children!