February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is why you’ll find several kid-themed items on our blog this month.
By establishing good habits now, kids are set onto a path of lifelong oral health. This is especially important because poor oral care is linked to health problems like stroke and diabetes.
Kids today are growing up in a time of medical advancements, and that includes oral health. Modern dentistry is incredibly proactive, gentle and sophisticated compared to even a decade or two ago.
At Future of Dentistry, we go out of our way to make visiting the dentist fun for kids. Our youngest patients can choose an item from the toy chest before every visit, and learn brushing on special stuffed animals that are both adorable and toothy. We’ve even established a Kids Club where kids meet our mascot Chip, take home fun goodie bags and learn some valuable lessons without even realizing it.
In addition to the general dentistry that children need, we specialize in pediatric services including sealants and custom-fit mouth guards for young athletes. We also offer a Membership Program that helps ensure families get the coverage they need, even if they’re uninsured.
Most importantly, our clinical staff is gentle and patient. They ensure the dental experience is a positive one for kids, and they make time to address parents’ questions and concerns.
With all the hustle and bustle of child rearing, it’s easy for oral health to take a backseat. Yet there are few things as wonderful in this world as a child’s smile, and we should do all we can to preserve it.