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Celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month

Many people are not aware that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Promoted by the American Dental Association, this campaign is designed to help educate children—and their parents—about the importance of good dental hygiene.

Monster Mouth

This year’s month-long campaign has the theme “Defeat Monster Mouth,” and features cartoon characters fighting a plaque monster to encourage good oral health. Educators, healthcare providers and dental professionals have come together on the campaign aimed to prevent tooth decay in Corpus Christi, TX, and across the country.

Why It Matters

Oral health in children is important for a number of reasons. Even though a child’s baby teeth are not permanent and will eventually be replaced by adult teeth, they are vital to helping a child’s mouth function. Without good oral health, children might have trouble eating, speaking or smiling normally.

Good Habits

Another reason that good oral hygiene matters in children is that habits formed in childhood can last a lifetime. By scheduling regular visits to the dentist, parents can increase the chances that children will continue to get dental checkups as adults. Also, brushing and flossing are skills learned in childhood that will be vital in the decades to come.

Helping Kids

There are many ways to help your child improve their dental hygiene during National Children’s Dental Health Month. Encourage them to brush and floss their teeth regularly, and make the process more fun with flavored toothpaste or colorful toothbrushes. You can also teach your children about tooth decay, explaining why it is so important to keep their mouths clean.

Visit the Dentist

Finally, you might want to take this opportunity to schedule a dental appointment for your kids. Visiting the dentist regularly, combined with good oral hygiene, is a great way to prevent problems like gum disease and tooth decay in Corpus Christi, TX. To set up an appointment with Dr. Richards, call (361) 238-2373 today.

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