Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country.
Remember all those habits you picked up as a youngster? Whether they are good or bad there is no denying that they stick with us for the rest of our lives. That is why it is important to teach kids the value of brushing and flossing regularly along with scheduling check-ups with the dentist.
Dr. Defay and Rampton encourage you to develop these great habits if you haven’t done so already and remind you to teach your children to continue with the practice of good oral hygiene.
We all know that it is very easy to get lost in those bags full of candy during this time of the year. It is important that we remember to continue brushing and flossing after we eat those sugary snacks. Also, please don’t forget to avoid those candies that can do harm to your braces. Remember that bad oral hygiene is much scarier than any witch or goblin could be.
Parents, if you are worried about how much candy your child is eating, it might be a good idea to ration it over the course of a few weeks. Doing this will help avoid cavities and tummy aches.
If you have any questions about how to keep your smile looking great, feel free to contact Rampton and Defay Orthodontics.
It’s October! That means lots of tasty treats. October also means it is National Orthodontic Health Month. So, be extra careful of what you are eating. Some treats may cause your teeth and braces harm. Check out the American Association of Orthodontists website to see a list of what candies should be avoided. Be safe while trick-or-treating and have a happy Halloween!