Holman Family Dentistry Observes National Children's Dental Health Month in February
CENTERTON, Ark., February 19, 2019 (Newswire.com) - February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Holman Family Dentistry, a leading dental practice in Centerton, Arkansas, advocates for oral health in children, this month and every month. The 2019 National Children’s Dental Health Month slogan is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.”
The national, month-long health observance strives to bring together dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and others, according to the American Dental Association, an organization which exists to power the profession of dentistry and to assist in advancing overall oral health.
About 20 percent of children aged 5 to 11 years old have at least one untreated decayed tooth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the use of fluoride toothpaste can prevent about one-third of tooth decay in primary (baby) teeth.
Parents are advised to watch children brush teeth, not to use fluoride toothpaste with children younger than two (unless advised otherwise by a dentist) and to consult a pediatrician, family doctor, nurse or dentist about putting fluoride varnish on children’s teeth, according to the CDC.
To prevent cavities and gum disease, good oral hygiene routines should be established as early as infancy and continued throughout life, according to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association website. Educating children on the importance of their home care and teaching proper brushing and flossing creates a routine of healthy behavior that kids can continue into adulthood.
Dr. Holman is dedicated to improving the community through excellence in dental care. Holman Family Dentistry is a family-oriented practice, with a personable team of professionals, offering comprehensive dental care. The dentistry offers a wide range of services, including: cleanings and routine examinations, fillings, root canals, crowns, bridges, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and more.
Holman Family Dentistry encourages the community to use the national observance as an opportunity to educate children and adults, alike, on the importance of oral health and good habits.
Holman Family Dentistry is a comprehensive dental practice located in Centerton, Ark. Dr. Holman and the team of professionals strive to offer patients the best possible care in a calm, comfortable environment. Holman Family Dentistry offers services in routine examinations, root canals, fillings, emergency dental care, crowns, bridges, cleanings, cosmetic dentistry and more. No matter what your dental need may be, Holman Family Dentistry can help you, today.
To learn more, visit: http://www.holmanfamilydentistry.com
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