Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month at Tots to Teens!February 15, 2020 1:12 pm
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Sponsors include the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Lytle, TX, also wants to promote your child’s dental health!
In this blog post, learn about how you can celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month by: teaching your family healthy smile tips; choosing a dental home for your child; and scheduling their next checkup and cleaning!
Smile Tips for National Children’s Dental Health Month
Your teeth are super important. Without them it would be hard to talk, eat, and feel confident about your smile. In fact, you might not even feel like smiling if you couldn’t talk or eat. To protect your teeth, we agree wholeheartedly with the following four healthy smile tips listed on the ADA’s promotional posters for National Children’s Dental Health Month:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Clean between your teeth daily.
- Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks.
- See your dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease.
How We Help Your Child Feel Safe & Comfortable
Our pediatric dentists have received special training to help kids feel comfortable during their visits to the dentist. We always strive to make your child’s visits to our office enjoyable, positive, and even fun!
One behavioral management technique we use is “Tell-Show-Do” which helps your child become comfortable with our instruments and procedures. We also offer lots of positive reinforcement! Plus, our kid-centric office is full of exciting amenities and colorful murals to help your child feel at ease during their visit with us.
Benefits of Establishing a Dental Home for Your Child
Both the ADA and the AAPD recommend establishing a “dental home” for your child by their first birthday. Having an established dental home makes it more likely that children will receive necessary preventive and routine oral healthcare and less likely they’ll experience dental anxiety and fear.
With a dental home, your child’s dental care is regularly handled by the same dental professionals. They are familiar to your child and take an interest in their growth and development. With routine visits, they can anticipate and identify potential problems early on.
Make Tots to Teens Your Child’s Dental Home!
We want to be your child’s dental home. Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month by making sure your child has an established dental home and that their next appointment is scheduled. So give us a call today to schedule your child’s next visit to Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Lytle, TX!CONTACT US