02 - February

February is National Dental Hygiene Month, so what better time is there to brush up on your oral health knowledge? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that dental caries is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever in children. More than 40 percent of children have tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten. Children with dental caries in their baby teeth are at much greater risk 

There are many habits that you and your child can adopt to achieve good oral health. In addition to making sure you are brushing teeth with a soft-bristled brush twice daily, the CDC suggests replacing that same toothbrush every three to four months, using fluoride toothpaste, and flossing daily. Oral health checkups and regular cleanings, can, in addition to consistent at-home care, aid in the prevention of serious dental health issues.

Follow the link below for more CDC pediatric oral health tips:

CDC- Brush Up Tips