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February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month!!

February 2, 2009

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We all want the best for our children and at the top of that list is good health.  There are several areas concerning your child’s health where we can be of help to your family. 

Primary baby teeth begin to appear between 6-10 months of age and can develop cavities even at that early age.  You need to clean the teeth daily by wiping them with gauze or a damp washcloth.  As your child gets older you can begin to use a soft bristle toothbrush.

It is recommended that children’s first visit to the dentist be scheduled around their third birthday, unless you have a concern or your child is complaining of discomfort.  When you bring your kids to see us regularly, you are instilling in them the importance of regular dental care.  We are able to make sure they understand how to properly care for their teeth at home, and they learn that their regular checkups can keep their teeth in tip-top shape.

Sealants are an excellent way to protect teeth from cavities.  These are a thin layer of a clear, smooth substance that is painted on the back teeth to fill the gaps where cavities begin to form.  Sealants are a great tool for helping your kids maintain a “no cavity” smile. 

Make sure little problems don’t become big ones.  When we see children regularly, we can monitor their dental development.  Growing bodies undergo many changes affecting your child’s overall health.  When you take preventative measures, like getting our child’s teeth cleaned regularly, it can prevent disease and decay that could otherwise go unnoticed.  Healthy teeth play an important part in your child’s overall wellbeing.

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