Defend Your Teeth From Plaque Attack!
Most American’s are aware that if you do not brush your teeth you will ultimately get cavities. However what most people are not aware of is that more than one in four children in the United States have had at least one cavity by the age of four. A majority of children are likely to get a cavity as early as the age of two! Statistics such as these have led the American Dental Association or the ADA to recognize February as National Children’s Dental Health Month. The ADA’s goal is to raise as much awareness as possible about developing excellent oral health. Dental Associates of Delaware can’t help but agree with the ADA on these matters. Teaching children the importance of proper oral care from a young age is an extremely valuable tool. We hope that patients and non-patients that may be reading this blog take it into consideration and help your child develop healthy oral habits.
Protecting Your Child From “Monster Mouth”
The ADA is encouraging educators, dental professionals and healthcare givers to promote the notion of healthy oral habits to children, patients and many others. Though each year is a different oral hygiene campaign this years is titled “Defeat Monster Mouth”, encouraging children to defeat plaque and cavities by brushing twice a day every single day. Who wants their child to have cavities and bad breath? No one!
Help Your Child Achieve Ultimate Oral Health
There is no doubt that every parent wishes nothing but good health for their child, however sometimes oral health can be overlooked. At the very least we encourage parents to make sure that their child is brushing and flossing twice a day in the morning and at night. Another way to ensure a healthier mouth is by eliminating foods and drinks that are high in sugar such as sodas and candies. If your child is apprehensive about brushing and flossing you can always encourage them with a rewards system. Each time your child brushes and flosses their teeth, they could earn a gold star and once they gain a grand total of your choosing they can earn a small prize. Eventually the child will begin to make brushing and flossing regularly a part of their everyday routine without reward!
Contact Dental Associates of Delaware Today!
Your oral health is a top priority for Dental Associates of Delaware and it is our goal to make sure our patients are well informed on the importance of maintaining a regular oral routine. If you have any questions about how to encourage your child to avoid the mouth monster please don’t hesitate to contact one of our offices in Brandywine, Hockessin, Middletown, Newark, Wilmington, Millsboro, or Newark Pediatric office. We are always happy to take on new patients and hope to see you in our office soon!