National Children’s Dental Health Month: Importance of Dental Care for Children is crucial throughout the year but February is a time when we highlight its importance.
Each February, the American Dental Association works with thousands of dentists, orthodontists, and other dental professionals around the United States to promote the importance of pediatric dental care by celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month. This information spreads to parents, friends, caregivers, and more, so our children can continue to grow healthy and strong. Having a healthy smile goes a long way, so your dentists in Morristown want to share helpful habits and why regular check-ups are important to further improve the chances of a long-lasting smile for kids.
Baby Teeth are Just as Important as Adult Teeth
Don’t let the myths fool you! Baby teeth are extremely important and should be taken care of just as well as adult teeth. While these teeth eventually fall out and are replaced with the adult ones, these baby teeth are valuable for overall development and are holding the space for the permanent teeth coming in after. That’s why these teeth need to be properly taken care of by flossing and brushing twice a day, every day.
Tooth Decay is Extremely Common in Children
While it’s very preventable, tooth decay is very common in children due to lack of education and standard routine. We want all parents to know the simple steps they can take for preventive measures to ensure the safety of their children’s smiles. Try switching out certain snacks that contain a high amount of sugar for more fruits and vegetables, as well as incorporating more fun activities while brushing their teeth like short games and small prizes.
Keep Up with Routine Check-Ups and Cleanings
The professionals are here for a reason! We want to properly clean and take care of your children’s teeth in between their daily routine of brushing and flossing.
If you have questions about your child’s dental health or when he or she have their first dental examination, give our office a call at (973) 538-3456 and we can help you make that decision. Good dental hygiene can lead to a lifetime of happy smiles!