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According to the American Dental Association (ADA), February 2023 is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Here at Highpoint Dental Medicine, we are proud to join the ADA in celebrating this important month. Our office focuses on providing quality dental care for patients of all ages. We believe that healthy teeth and gums start with early preventive care and education about oral hygiene practices. Our pediatric dentistry services provide comprehensive and compassionate care for children of all ages.
The Importance of Pediatric Dental Care
National Children’s Dental Health Month was created in order to emphasize the importance of good oral health for children and young adults. Adolescents often learn their lifelong oral health habits during their formative years, and starting the process early can create the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Likewise, many children pick up or adopt unhealthy oral health habits if proper guidance is not provided.
Unfortunately, this can lead to a variety of issues later in life, including cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay. Oral hygiene is essential in helping to prevent these issues, and it is important to start as early as possible. Parents should be aware of the importance of teaching their children proper brushing techniques, as well as regular dental visits.
Tips For Optimal Pediatric Oral Health
At Highpoint Dental Medicine, our pediatric dentist understands the importance of children’s dental health. Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality care for your little ones and helping them establish good oral habits. Here are a few tips:
- Establish a daily brushing routine at an early age: This helps to get children into the habit of brushing and flossing regularly.
- Schedule regular check-ups with a pediatric dentist: This helps to diagnose any potential problems as early as possible, so that they can be addressed promptly.
- Monitor your child’s diet: Eating sugary or acidic foods increases the risk for tooth decay and cavities. While these fun treats are fine in moderation, it is important to ensure your child is consuming a balanced diet.
- Educate your children: Teach them about the importance of good oral hygiene and help them understand why it is so important.
- Lead by example: The best way to encourage your children to maintain good oral hygiene is to lead by example. Show them how you brush and floss, and make it part of the family routine.
Our Pediatric Dental Services
At Highpoint Dental Medicine, we are proud to have Dr. Jill Zurek on our team. Named one of the top dentists of 2022 by Philadelphia Magazine, “Dr. Jill” leads our pediatric dental services and is dedicated to helping children establish lifelong healthy oral habits. Our team provides comprehensive care for children from infancy through adolescence, focusing on preventive measures that help maintain optimal oral health.
We are proud to offer a number of pediatric dental services, including routine check-ups, cleanings, cavity treatments, X-rays, sealants, and more. Our team aims to provide gentle, compassionate care that is tailored to each individual patient. Our treatment rooms for children are painted in bright, cheerful colors, and we create a comfortable atmosphere for our younger patients.
Contact Our Pediatric Dentist Today
At Highpoint Dental Medicine, we are proud to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month and strive to provide the highest quality dental care for patients of all ages. If you would like more information about our pediatric services, please contact us today.