February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Photograph of a mother helping a small child brush her teethOral hygiene is an important part of your child’s health. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 10% of two year olds have one or more cavities, and by age five this number goes up to 50%. Check out these great resources to help maximize your child’s dental health:

Resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics: HealthyChildren.org:

For other great resources from the AAP, visit HealthyChildren.org’s section on Healthy Living: Oral Hygiene.

This article from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry emphasizes the importance of caring for your child’s earliest teeth and establishing a dental home by their first birthday.

Still looking for a pediatric dentist? 
Ask your provider at your next visit or contact our office for local practice recommendations.