February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

puppet show for proper dental care for childrenFebruary is National Children’s Dental Health Month. If you have a baby or toddler, you may have questions about thumb sucking, your child’s first dental visit or how and when to clean your child’s teeth. If so, our pediatric dental team at Drs. Dimock, Weinberg and Cherry invite you to attend the WWAY Health Fair that will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Independence Mall.

Stop by our booth, and parents will learn about when children should have their first dental visit, ways to prevent early childhood caries, when to expect changes from primary to permanent teeth, proper brushing and flossing techniques, thumbsucking, dental sealants, choosing the right mouth protector for active children and adolescents, and teaching their children to say no to tobacco. Parents will also learn about the importance of regular dental examinations.

“Children’s teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a child’s self- esteem. With proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, their teeth can remain healthy and strong,” said Dr. Adam Weinberg, DDS.

Our pediatric dental office also offers educational programs from local preschool and elementary schools on the importance of proper oral care for children. If you would like our puppet friends to come visit your school, please call us at 910-794-2266 or email us at info@ccpedo.com.