February is National Children's Dental Health Month!
Children's teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a child's self-esteem. With proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, their teeth can remain healthy and strong.
Cambridge Dentistry would like to remind parents that their children can avoid cavities. Making sure that they are brushing their teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between their teeth daily by flossing, and eating a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks will help in their overall dental health. You will also want to make sure they are seeing their dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease which is key to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. At their dental visits we can discuss ways to prevent early childhood caries, when to expect changes from primary to permanent teeth, go over proper brushing and flossing techniques. My staff can also discuss thumb sucking issues, dental sealants, choosing the right mouth protector for active children in sports, and teaching your adolescents to say no to tobacco, as well as learning the importance of regular dental examinations.
Make sure to have your child on a regular dental maintenance schedule every 6 months to keep their teeth and gums healthy. If you need assistance with scheduling their regular cleaning or maintenance appointments, please feel free to contact my front office staff at Cambridge Dentistry as they would be happy to help you.