Every February the American Dental Association promotes National Children's Dental Health Month. During the month, dental care providers across the nation promote the importance of dental health beginning at an early age.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cavities are one of the most common chronic diseases for children in the United States. The CDC also reports, children with poor oral health often miss more school and receive lower grades than children who don’t. If you’ve ever suffered with a toothache, you know it would be difficult for a child to concentrate at school with that kind of pain. Thankfully, dental care providers in our area are helping fight poor oral health!
Yay! It’s the Tooth Fairy!
On February 12, 2020, Williamson Health and Wellness Center’s Dental clinic promoted National Children’s Dental Health Month with a day of fun! Free oral exams for age 18 and under were provided, but that’s not all! To help the staff, the Tooth Fairy came to town! Kids had the opportunity to meet and talk with the Tooth Fairy before she flew away. Kids could also participate in fun activities like face painting and a coloring contest at the office.
So Fresh and So Clean!
If you missed the fun day at Williamson Health and Wellness Center, that doesn’t mean you can’t observe National Children’s Dental Health Month. Call your dental provider today to schedule oral exams for the children you care for. The CDC recommends taking children as young as one to the dentist to start looking for any possible oral health problems. After the exam, here’s a few tips to keep those teeth healthy and strong!
1. Brush twice a day for two minutes at a time.
2. Floss daily. You might not want to take the time to do it but do just do it!
3. Eat a well-balanced diet.
4. See your dentist twice a year for a routine cleaning and wellness exam.
For more information from the American Dental Association click here! Happy Flossing!