It’s important to teach our kiddos the importance of their oral health and how it affects our general health as well. Oral Health Month is recognized every June to remind patients the importance of their oral health and taking care of their teeth.
The first step to teaching kiddos about their oral health is brushing and flossing everyday. According to the American Dental Association, children should brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes. Kids should be encouraged regularly to keep their teeth strong and healthy.
Some children may be susceptible to cavities that could damage their teeth over time, so it is important they are taught to brush and floss at a young age to help with their oral health.
Besides brushing and flossing, you should also make sure your child is getting regular dental check-ups and cleanings from their Pediatric Dentist twice a year. At Joplin Children’s Dentistry, we will ensure your child has a great first experience at the Dentist. At their first appointment, we will introduce the child to the office and get them acclimated to our friendly team. We will take X-rays and the Dentist can discuss any issues or concerns you may have with your child’s oral health. If needed, we can schedule the child for a dental cleaning or any other treatment they may need.
Oral Health Month is a great way to teach kiddos about the importance of oral health and taking care of their teeth. Call or text us today to get your kiddo scheduled for a dental appointment!