Kid Friendly Dentist, Dr. Jenna Khoury shares more on how February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.
February isn’t just for Valentine’s! February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and we are PUMPED!
We are spending the month of February visiting classrooms and teaching children about the importance of their oral health!
I bet you didn’t know there was a whole month dedicated to children’s mouths…But there is, and here’s why:
Despite it being almost entirely preventable, dental decay is still the single most common chronic disease amongst children. It is even more common than asthma.
In fact, the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) states that by the age of five, over 60% of children have experienced dental cavities. That means that over half the kindergartners out there have harmful bacteria harboring in their mouths!
Additionally, the AAPD states that gingivitis is nearly UNIVERSAL in all children. This is frightening, especially when considering the numerous studies surfacing, linking gum disease to cardiovascular disease in adults and children.
At The Brush Stop, we feel passionately about your child’s health. The mouth is the gateway to the digestive tract, and carries with it thousands of different bacteria, some of which can wreak havoc on a child’s developing body.
As your child’s health advocate, we have created a list of interesting facts that every parent needs to know when it comes to their child’s dental health. We are not just talking about “baby teeth,” and the fact that they will fall out one day. Oral health is important, and your child is learning habits now, that they will carry into adulthood.
We look forward to being part of your child’s well being and growth! Feel free to reach out to us if you want to take the next step in your child’s oral health. And be sure to buy an extra buy an extra toothbrush! It is National Children’s Dental health Month after all!
More about The Brush Stop Pediatric Dentistry
At The Brush Stop Dental, we are particularly careful to minimize the exposure of our patients to radiation, by utilizing the most advanced, digital x-rays units that emit the lowest possible amount of radiation in the industry (less than .05 millirems). With contemporary safeguards, the amount of radiation received in a dental X-ray examination is negligible. Lead body aprons and shields will protect your child. Today’s equipment filters out unnecessary x-rays and restricts the x-ray beam to the area of interest. High-speed film and proper shielding assure that your child receives a minimal amount of radiation exposure. In fact, the dental radiographs represent a far smaller risk than an undetected and untreated dental problem.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding digital radiography and safety precautions, be sure to reach out to your Kid Friendly dentist in order to assess the right plan for your family. For any additional information, please call to book an appointment at 1-760-635-5995 or visit us at www.thebrushstopdental.com
– Dr. Jenna Khoury, a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist in Carlsbad, CA.