16 Feb National Children’s Dental Health Month
February is National Children’ Dental Health Month. For many of us, especially our children going to the dentist is one of the most unpleasant experiences. Even if it is for something minor like a cleaning we hate knowing that we have to go. This is a great time to remind yourself and your children how important oral care is to living a healthy life. Teach your children at a young and these healthy habits will stick with them for life.
Early dental visits for children are strongly recommended. According to the American Dental Association, parents should start brushing their baby’s teeth twice a day as soon as the first tooth appears. This usually occurs between six and ten months. As your child grows older they want to be able to do things on their own. This is great, but it is not a bad idea for parents to also brush their child’s teeth.
It is recommended that children’s teeth should be brushed twice a day for at least two minutes. Children love sweets, but it is best to eliminate them as much as possible from your children’s diet. Create fun and a healthy snack with your children to show them eating right really isn’t bad at all.