February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
Each February the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.
Why is attention to children’s dental health important?
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable. More that 40 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have had a cavity in their primary (baby) teeth, and more than two-thirds of 16 to 19-year-olds have had a cavity in their permanent teeth.
Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Good oral hygiene practices such as thorough brushing with fluoride toothpaste can help keep children from getting cavities.
Make sure to brush two times a day for two minutes (that’s 4 times a day for those of you with braces), floss once a day and see your dentist every 6 months.
Lakewood Park Orthodontics is promoting children’s dental health
As an active member of the ADA, Dr. Hughes strongly supports this effort! She and Brandy will be headed out to the local Natick Schools this month to hand out toothbrushes, dental information and give fun class room presentations on dental health.
If you have any questions regarding Children’s Dental Health Month or would like Dr. Hughes and Brandy to come to your classroom call us at (508) 319-1545.
Lakewood Park Orthodontics offers free orthodontic consultations.
If you think you or your child could benefit from orthodontics call to set up your complimentary consultation. (508) 319 - 1545