This month has marked the annual celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month. It is the perfect time to take a moment to assess your child’s oral health habits and preventive care schedule. Have they been to the dentist in the last 6 months?
If it has been a while, call Family and Spa Dentistry in Pennington and schedule a visit for a thorough exam and cleaning. These visits should occur twice a year to ensure your child’s teeth are clean and healthy and to give Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci and her staff an opportunity to look for dental problems in the early stages- when they are much easier to address!
Teaching your child correct brushing and flossing is also important, and your dentist and dental hygienist at Family and Spa Dentistry will take the time to show young patients the “right way” to brush! Done correctly, regular tooth brushing and flossing can greatly reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, the two most common dental health problems today that can lead to bigger problems when left untreated.
Here is a fun video to share with your children to encourage good oral health habits:
Family and Spa Dentistry in Pennington is a family dentist serving the Trenton metro area and offering the range of dental services a growing family needs to keep everyone smiling. A trip to the dentist can often cause anxiety in a young patient and the opportunity to go to the family dentist alongside a parent or caregiver often helps to reduce these fears.
Children who see their parents and caregivers receiving dental care are also more likely to establish good oral health habits themselves later in life- they may not always do “what you say”, but they will often “do as you do”!