February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

februaryGood Dental Health is Imperative for Children

It is very important to be in the pink of dental health. This is not just for your oral hygiene but for your overall well-being. Irrespective of one’s age one needs to be conscious and take steps to make sure that the teeth and gums are in a good condition right from an early age.

February 2013 is considered to be the National Dental Health Month for children. It is imperative to be conscious of the dental health of your children right from when they are toddlers. From the time when they have no teeth, to the evolving of the little whites, it is essential to take care of them sincerely. Babies and kids are prone to gum infection as they are mostly on milk and juices. Often they go to sleep while sucking milk or juice bottles, thereby making them prone to bacterial attack. So parents need to be completely aware and make sure that they clean the gums with tender fingers or start using baby brush to clean them as soon as they can.

Tips for Parents

As one grows older, kids are too distracted to spend a reasonable amount of time on their teeth. This is also the time for kids to get cavities due to the excessive consumption of sweets and gums. The good habits of brushing and flossing the teeth need to be inculcated right from their early days. They need to be taught the health benefits of being conscious about their teeth. In addition, take them to the dentist and teach them the correct ways of brushing. It is as important to spend time taking care of their teeth and for them to understand that it is as important as being involved in any game. Strong, clean teeth right from their growing years ensures that they have good oral health right up to their old age.

Make sure to ensure a regular visit the dentist for regular checkups. You and your children will be ensured of good dental health and therefore a good overall health for years to come.

Brian Harris

Dr. Brian Harris completed his undergraduate schooling at Arizona State University and attended the University of Pacific School of Dentistry. He joined Harris Dental in 2005 and in 2007 Dr. Brian was honored as Young Dentist of the Year by the Crown Council.

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