By drscotto@drscotto.com
February 09, 2015
Category: General Dentistry
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Schenectady general dentistWhile we should be focusing on our kids’ oral health on a daily basis, February brings some special consideration. This is Children’s Dental Health Month - how is your family going to observe it? The American Dental Association supports this holiday because it reminds us to take a look at our children’s dental care. Our kids look to us as examples for every daily activity and habit - we need to make sure that we’re sending the right message.

Could your family’s oral hygiene routine be missing something? We’re here to offer some tips to get everybody on the right track. Stay vigilant to help keep your kids from developing cavities, which will boost their attitudes toward dental care in the long term. You want the best for your kids, and assisting them in feeling good about dentistry is one way you can improve their health for life.

Helping Your Kids Care About Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene needs to be carefully observed in childhood. Even if your kids don’t have their permanent teeth yet, healthy baby teeth aid future tooth development. If your kids understand the causes of cavities, and why binging on candy and skipping brushing may not be the best plans, they’re more likely to keep their hygiene on schedule. Talk about why plaque is a bad guy, and try some educational dental health activities at home to help your kids see the effects of acid and bacteria.

Make sure they have tooth-healthy eating options in the home by being selective at the grocery store. Choose snacks that are tooth-friendly, and your kids will grow to appreciate the taste of healthy foods and drinks.

You can also take part in oral hygiene alongside your kids. Brushing and flossing together makes dental hygiene more fun for your children, and gives you a chance to keep an eye on their dental care habits.

Is it time to schedule your family’s next dental exams? Let this special month serve as a reminder. If it’s been more than six months since your last appointment, give us a call today.

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Robert M. Scotto, D.D.S.
615 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12305
518-374-9770

  

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