It’s never too early to start taking care of your teeth.Read More
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. In the spirit of Children’s Dental Health Month we wanted to bring you some information that we feel is important for you to know. We often get many questions from parents about their children’s developing smile regarding what to expect and how best to care for them. Below is more information that can be helpful as you help your child maintain proper oral health as they grow.
Remember Mom and Dad, good oral health habits begin at home with you. As you well know, your children are constantly watching and learning from you. Studies have shown that children who se parents have poor oral health habits and do not visit the dentist regularly will grow up with the same belief. Let’s all work together to be role models and teachers for our children and encourage good oral health so that wonderful smile that warms your heart will last for their lifetime!
Tips to maintain Tip Top Teeth throughout you Child’s life:
* Infants and Toddlers: After every feeding, wipe your baby’s gums either with a clean, wet gauze pad or a washcloth. This removes plaque and residual food that can harm erupting teeth.
* Toddlers: Brush and floss your child’s teeth until the child has developed the necessary skills to do so themselves.
* Bring your child with to your next dental reservation so they may become acquainted and comfortable with the office, the dentist and the staff. Also schedule your child’s first reservation with the dentist early (around 1 year old)…Good habits can never start too early!
It seems that everyone you talk to these days has been affected by tough economic conditions. Do you know anyone who isn’t trying to save money by cutting back on discretionary purchases that they may have taken for granted just a few months ago?
However, there are some things that should always remain on the “must have” list unless your financial situation is critical. One such example is oral healthcare for you and your family.
To be completely frank, your Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait! Unfortunately, many people still believe that the only time they really need to see a dentist is when they feel pain. Ouch! That hurts us because, as caring dental professionals, we’re primarily focused on disease and pain prevention when our patients allow us to do so.Read More
So, how does poor oral health affect your child’s learning or performance in school? Dental disease is one of the top causes of absenteeism among elementary school children. The Office of the U.S. Surgeon General calls dental and oral diseases a “silent epidemic.” The report stated that nearly 52 million hours of school are lost each year due to dental-related illness. The symptom that goes hand-in-hand with dental disease is pain. Pain from oral disease will keep students from concentrating and learning. Any kind of pain or discomfort around the head will be a big distraction and keep their mind from focusing on the tasks at hand, like math, science, English, history, etc. Pain and swelling are both symptoms of severe disease. Sadly, these severe cases are common in our classrooms.Read More