Children’s Dental Health Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted by Dr. Alicia Abeyta on Apr 11 2022, 06:45 AM

Children’s dental health month was in February.  We miss it but that doesn’t mean Dr. Abeyta isn’t doing all that she can to bring awareness to her patients on this important topic.

What is Children’s Dental Health Month?

Each year in February, the American Dental Association (ADA) brings together professionals and healthcare providers to promote the benefits of good oral health for children.

Why is Children’s Dental Health Month Important? 

One of the most common chronic diseases of childhood is tooth decay and the thing about tooth decay is that it is absolutely preventable.  And studies have shown that children with poor dental health miss more school and receive lower grades than kids who have a healthy mouth.

Plus, tooth decay can contribute to more than just pain and oral issues such as: 

  • Gum disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes

Supporting healthy teeth and gums is a lifelong commitment. The earlier a child is introduced to proper oral hygiene habits such as brushing, flossing, and limiting sugary snacks and drinks the better for oral and overall health. 

How Can You Help Bring Awareness? 

Talk to your children about their oral health care habits and help them establish a daily routine of brushing and flossing. Explain that their teeth can’t heal themselves so it’s up to them to take care of their teeth. 

The NCDHM Program Planning Guide provides resources to promote the benefits of good dental health to children, including downloadable coloring sheets. 

Make an Appointment

It is recommended that children visit their dentist by the time they have their first birthday or when that first tooth pops through.  Teaching them good oral hygiene habits when they are young will help them develop healthy habits for a lifetime.

The Treatment Philosophy of Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD is built on honesty and integrity.

“We strive to be the best choice for quality care and overall excellence. We accomplish this by delivering comprehensive care in a calm and safe environment. We incorporate total health and integrative care options and empower every patient to make the right and best decisions for their health. We invest in education for ourselves and our patients to support our commitment to excellence and empower our patients with the knowledge they need to achieve whatever goals they have for their health. Our team is honored to partner with you in caring for your health.

You will enjoy not only the peaceful and calm environment provided, but also customized care, from ONE doctor, which creates a unique experience for you and your entire family. Comfort pillows, music, and aromatherapy with Essential Oils are all individualized to make your experience unique and soothing. Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.”

Call today to schedule your appointment at (505) 293-7611.

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