Many of you may not have known, but the month of February is designated as National Children’s Dental Health Month. The team at Avalon Family Dentistry feels it is vital to make EVERY month Children’s Dental Health month! There have been so many amazing advances in children’s dentistry, that when children come in early and regularly for dental visits, they can experience years of “easy, routine” dental appointments(sometimes even a lifetime).
One alarming statistic that we would love to see change is that approximately 80% of tooth decay in the United States is suffered by 25% of the country’s children! One of the biggest reasons of missed school for children is tooth pain.
Preventive dentistry and overall lifestyle is the key
- early visits to the dentist
- good homecare administered(or at least overseen) by an adult
- well-rounded nutrition
- the use of dental sealants and fluoride in the dental office
- an active, overall lifestyle