February Is National Children's Dental Health Month
Staff | February 2021
On February 8, 1949, the American Dental Association (ADA) observed Children’s Dental Health Day for the first time. This one-day event would eventually become weeklong in 1955 and then extended to a month-long observance in 1981 – what is now known as National Children’s Dental Health Month.
This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers, and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children and adults.
In our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of oral health, we would like to take the opportunity to call attention to an often overlooked aspect: childhood dental disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is considered to be the most common chronic disease among children. Tooth decay is not only painful for a child, it can also lead to problems with childhood development. Fortunately, it is preventable - if you take a proactive approach.
So, in the spirit of observance of this month, we believe this is an ideal opportunity for you to ensure that your children maintain proper oral hygiene. Teaching your kids good oral health habits such as brushing twice daily, flossing, and having regular dental checkups can help your kids avoid the health complications caused by poor oral health.
At EJL Dental, we take pediatric dental care quite seriously. We do our best to ensure that our little patients’ visits are gentle, comfortable, and fun! We are ever mindful of our patients’ needs. Our doctors and team provide unparalleled care to infants, children, teens, and adults, as well as preventive and therapeutic dental care to those patients with special needs.
Remember, developing good oral health habits at an early age, and visiting the dentist regularly helps children get a good start on a lifetime of strong, healthy teeth.