National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and the American Dental Association campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of our children’s oral health.

Good oral hygiene habits at an early age is crucial and regular dental visits could help your child get a good start on a lifetime of healthy gums and teeth. These steps are very important since tooth decay is known to be the single most common chronic childhood disease.

Luckily, there are safe and effective preventive measures that can help protect your children’s teeth. Thorough brushing with a fluoride toothpaste and dental sealants can help keep children from getting cavities. A Dental sealant is a thin, protective coating that adheres to the surface of the back teeth and may stop early stages of decay (aka cavities).

Ask Dr. Cohen if sealants would be good option for your family.