February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association recommends that your child see a dentist within six months of the eruption of the first tooth, and certainly no later than the child’s first birthday. Does your child see a dentist? If not, I would like for you to consider our office. We have TV’s on the ceiling and front wall in each room that will entertain and distract your child.  

In February, for over sixty years, dentists, parents, and children all across America observe National Children’s Dental Health Month. This all began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio on February 3rd, 1941, and the first national observance of Children’s Dental Health Day was held on February 8th, 1949. It has since grown into a month-long celebration. Our message of the importance of oral health goes out to millions of children and adults in communities across the country, and includes such events as health fairs, dental office tours, and visits to the classroom by dentists and hygienists. Dr. Ushma Patel has volunteered at a local school giving educational programs to several Pre-K children’s classes on how to take care of their teeth and talking to them about nutrition.

One of the reasons for this special annual event is that many people are still unaware of the very important role early dental care plays in our children’s overall health and well-being. We strongly recommend that parents take action early to ensure the health of their children’s teeth because attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life.

Children’s teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a child’s self-esteem. With proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, their teeth can remain healthy and strong.

Please make sure that we see your child within six months of the eruption of the first tooth, and certainly no later than the child’s first birthday. Preventive care such as cleanings and fluoride treatments provide your child with “smile insurance” for a lifetime!

If you wish for any further information on any aspect of your child’s dental and oral health in the Atlanta area and surrounding cities of Johns Creek, Duluth, Cumming or Alpharetta, please call us at 770-884-7151 or visit us on the web at http://www.HiTechSmiles.com

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