February has been deemed National Children’s Dental Month by the American Dental Association. It is a time to celebrate smiles and to promote good oral hygiene habits with our families. As the dentist Yarmouth families trust with their oral health, family dentistry needs, and smiles, we want to help you celebrate. The month-long awareness event is the perfect time to practice healthy habits that will last all year long.
Start oral hygiene habits early
Preventative dentistry starts in the home and is a very important
topic to discuss. Brushing and flossing,
along with regular dental exams with our Yarmouth dentist, are the two best
ways to prevent cavities and gingivitis.
Here are some fun tips to talk with your family about when it comes to
Two minutes of brushing, two times a day is
Floss at least one time each day
George Washington’s teeth were not made out of
Sharks have over 35 sets of teeth while humans
have only 2 sets in their lifetime
The modern toothbrush was invented in a prison
We have 5,000-10,000 taste buds on our tongues
When to visit the dentist
To honor Children’s Dental Health Month, take a moment to
schedule your dental appointments for you and your family if you haven’t
already done so. Bi-annual dental exams
are necessary for healthy smiles and part of good oral hygiene habits. Young children should be scheduled to visit
our Yarmouth dentist as they near, or shortly after, their first birthday. Then, an appointment every 6 months will keep
smiles in good health.
Snack Options for Healthy Smiles
Another way to create good oral hygiene habits is to choose
healthy foods. Snacks that are high in
vitamins and minerals are good for strong bones and teeth, and for healthy
gums, too. Treats that have too much
sugar lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
Talk with our Yarmouth dentist team about foods that promote healthy
smiles if you need a few tips.
For other oral health related tips, visit us on Facebook. We love sharing healthy tips for healthy smiles and love seeing how good oral hygiene habits build amazing smiles.
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