Posted on January 31, 2022
The American Dental Association celebrates February as National Children’s Dental Health
Month. This health observance reinforces how important it is to maintain healthy oral habits in
children. At Silver Smiles, we do more than just braces in Snellville, and we are taking the time
to share oral health tips for our pediatric patients.
Parents often ask, is it too early to think about my child’s oral health? The answer is simple –
NO! The American Association of Pediatric Dentists recommends finding a pediatric dentist by
their child’s first birthday. Once children start teething, the dentist will monitor progress and
implement any preventative measures as they grow to ensure proper oral health.
The most common childhood disease, tooth decay, is almost entirely preventable. Three out of
every five children are affected by tooth decay, and children with asthma are five times more
likely to have issues with tooth decay. That’s why we follow the 2-2-2 rule: Visit your dentist
TWO times a year, floss TWO times a day, and brush twice a day for TWO whole minutes!!!
Here are some oral health tips from Silver Smile’s own Atlanta orthodontist to start with your
little ones on their journey to a lifetime of healthy smiles:
No one knows smiles like the orthodontists at Silver Smiles. If you’re ready to get a smile that makes you want to smile, you’ve found the right solution at Silver Smiles Orthodontics.
If you’re in need of general dental work like cavity repair, teeth cleaning, caps, crowns or veneers, give us a call and we’ll be happy to refer you to an outstanding general dentist in your area.