Happy Children’s Dental Health Month!

This month at Hubbard Dental Care is always a busy one. We travel to several schools and preschool parent programs to teach the students and parents the importance of brushing, flossing, and regular check ups. Here we are teaching the digestive system to a group of

   
The CDC reports that 1 in 5 children (between ages 5 and 1) in the US have untreated tooth decay. Not only should tooth decay be treated in regular dental visits, it should be prevented! Tooth decay is 100% preventable with effective person care and regular dental cleanings.

You can help little ones have a healthier smile!
Encourage them to brush for two full minutes: Pick a two minute song, or YouTube video and sing or play it for them during brushing times.
Set reminders to brush twice a day: brushing after breakfast and just before bed are the ideal times to brush to prevent bacterial growth.
Show them flossing is fun, not harmful: be gentle when doing it for them, a bad experience can stop them from flossing on their own.
Be persistent: don’t let fussy children off the hook. Be motivating! Kids may gladly brush for a sticker or a star on a chore chart, if you make it an activity.
Set their first dental visits before age 1: Having positive dental experiences early will make dental visits easier and less frightening when older.

At Hubbard Dental Care our staff enjoy working with children and their families to help make them comfortable in what can be an terrifying environment.