It sure is heating up out there, and we know your child is ready for summer… but what about her teeth? Believe it or not, June, July, and August are some of the most cavity-prone months for kiddos, as sweet summer treats and a change in the routine make teeth more vulnerable to the acids and bacteria that cause decay. Your dentist in Oklahoma City wants to remind you to help your little one start this season off with a clean-smile slate by scheduling a checkup and cleaning at Grand Dental Studio! Because preventive dental care is the best way to help her maintain a happy, healthy smile this summer, and for so many more to come.
February 2, 2016
As your trusted family dentist in Oklahoma City, we’ve got a big reason to celebrate in February. That’s because the month of love is also Children’s Dental Health month! Of course we’re focused on the health of your little one’s smile all year long, but this month we’ll be promoting awareness and sharing important information on how you can help set your child on the road to a lifetime of healthy teeth. Keep reading to learn more from Dr. Kirk and team today!
Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month! Schedule Your Child’s Dental Checkup Appointment Today
February 2, 2015
Has your child seen a dentist lately? Sometimes, parents are confused by dental health recommendations for children, but as soon as your child’s first tooth appears, it’s time to schedule a children’s dental visit. Every February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. Celebrate your child’s dental health and make an appointment with Dr. Kirk for your child’s next dental checkup today. Dr. Kirk is a pediatric dentistry expert. Grand Dental Studio delivers quality pediatric dental care daily throughout Oklahoma City, OK, Midwest City, Deer Creek, Yukon, Edmond, Moore, Nichols Hills, and the surrounding communities.
What Is Children’s Dental Health Month All About?
The month-long national observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, educators, and families to promote the benefits of good oral health for children, their caregivers, teachers, and others. This year’s theme is centered on defeating “Monster Mouth” and features the McGrinn Twins, Flossy and Buck, along with their next-door neighbors, Den and Gen Smiley and K-9 the dog. They are all fighting to defeat “Plaqster the Monster” for good oral health. Older children and teens can also benefit from the messages demonstrating effective ways to defeat monster mouth and maintain good oral health by always brushing, flossing, rinsing, and choosing healthy snacks. Resources are provided to help speakers, teachers, and others communicate the importance of oral hygiene to children of all ages.
How to Prepare Your Child for Their Next Dental Checkup
- First, consider making a morning appointment when children tend to be more rested and cooperative.
- Keep any dental anxiety or concerns you have to yourself. Children can pick up on your emotions, so always emphasize the fun and positive.
- Never use a dental visit as a punishment or threat.
- Never bribe your child with cavity causing treats.
- Talk with your child about visiting the dentist and role play so they can get used to the idea early on.
Developing good oral hygiene habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental checkups will ensure your child gets a head start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Make a dental checkup appointment with Dr. Kirk for your child today. Grand Dental Studio is a family friendly dentistry, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout OKC, Midwest City, Deer Creek, Yukon, Edmond, Moore, Nichols Hills, and nearby cities.
Learn more about the ADA and National Children’s Dental Health Month here: