SMILE! It’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Its purpose is to increase dental awareness and stress the importance of regular dental care. Good dental habits begun at an early age will ensure many years of bright smiles.

Maybe your parents told you to brush and floss your teeth daily for good dental health. Soon you realized that it made your teeth look better and your mouth feel fresher. Proper brushing and flossing can also help prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Most people tend to take their teeth for granted, except for immediately following an annual cleaning. But almost all dental problems are preventable, and the main factor in dental health is the meticulous practice of proper oral care techniques at home. In addition, by having regular dental examinations, your dentist can diagnose and treat any problems early.

TEST YOUR DENTAL IQ (PDF to print out.)

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