Along with Valentine’s Day, there is something else we want to recognize and celebrate at Today’s Dental Comfort — Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association, uses February as a time to promote good oral health among children. Whether you have a child in your life or not, it’s an excellent time to evaluate the state of your oral health. This month, we want to share tips that can help you teach your young loved ones proper oral health.
At Today’s Dental Comfort, we want the best oral health for all of our patients, young and old. This is one of the reasons we stress routine oral hygiene appointments. However, most of the responsibility for your oral care falls on your shoulders. We know that our adult patients are able to care for their teeth on their own, but children need assistance in caring for their teeth at home. There are some habits that can negatively affect your children’s teeth and can impact the future of their oral health.
If you are thinking there are no special days to celebrate this August, we are here to tell you that you are wrong. While there are no major holidays this month, there is one special day that your children may be interested in learning more about — National Tooth Fairy Day! This special day is actually recognized twice a year, on August 22nd and February 28th. It is a day that celebrates young children losing their baby teeth and the special fairy who collects the teeth and leaves behind something special. Celebrating twice a year is significant because it’s a reminder that it is important for children to maintain routine oral hygiene examinations and cleanings with a dentist every six months.
Did you recently learn that your child needs a filling due to a pesky cavity? You might be surprised to learn that cavities in children are a common occurrence. Once a cavity is detected, we will recommend scheduling an appointment for a filling.