Sure, February is known mostly as the month that Cupid arrives, carrying his arrows and possibly roses and chocolates. But did you know that February is also National Children’s Dental Health Month? This is a great opportunity to talk with your kids about the importance of oral care, and how it can help them maintain healthy smiles as they grow up. Dental hygiene is a big part of that, but so are regular dental checkups with a general dentist. So take this month to brush up on your dental knowledge, and to share those tips with your kids!
Helpful Resources for Parents
You already know that you need to teach your kids how and when to brush their teeth and floss. But do you know when to start with those lessons, or how often they need to visit the pediatric dentist? If not, there are numerous resources available online to help you better understand how to care for your kids’ smiles.
The American Dental Association and the ADA Foundation are helping to sponsor National Children’s Dental Health Month. They have also provided a number of great materials, online, which can help you discuss oral health with your kids, and better understand when to take them for appointments. (Most children need to visit the dentist for the first time around their first birthday, and then for regular checkups moving forward.)
There are also illustrated books available in English, Spanish and a few other languages at National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, which would be great materials to review with your kids this February. Remember, learning about oral health doesn’t have to be boring. Make it fun for your kids, with books like these!
About Your Spring, TX Dental Experts:
At Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates today at 281-320-2000.