February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and this year the theme is “Sealants Make Sense!” Sealants are thin coatings that seal off pits or grooves in teeth where plaque can hide. Plaque is a leading cause of tooth decay. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to pain, infection, cavities, and even tooth loss. By getting your child sealants today, you’re helping protect them against future problems with decay or gum disease, or tooth fractures – all while giving their smile a beautiful look!
Sealant treatments are one of the easiest ways to help protect your child’s teeth. According to the CDC, children without sealants have almost three times more 1st molar cavities than those with sealants. In addition to sealants, here are some things you can do to help your child have a healthy smile:
- Brush your child’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste two times a day.
- Take your child for regular dental checkups and cleanings.
- Encourage your child to eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Drink water instead of sugary drinks like soda or juice.
We hope you’ll join us in celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month by recognizing the importance of dental health and giving your child a healthy smile for life!