February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and to celebrate, the entire team at A Family Dental Center would like to inform all of our valued patients on the importance of oral health for kids. We are joining thousands of dental providers and educators across the country to observe this occasion in the most important way: by demonstrating to children the optimal benefits of a good oral hygiene routine. The theme for this year is “Defeat Monster Mouth” and your favorite dentist, Dr. Andrew Mohlman, wants to show you a few tricks to help your children overcome tooth decay in Kennewick, WA, and plaque (from the Plaque Monster).

How Can Your Children Defeat Monster Mouth?

Dr. Mohlman and the entire team at A Family Dental Center can’t stress enough the importance of teaching good dental habits at an early age. Your children are much more likely to enjoy strong, healthy teeth and gums throughout their life if they learn early how to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine. Here are a few tips to help you get them started:

• Brush teeth twice a day (preferably in the morning and evening) with a fluoride toothpaste that effectively removes plaque.
• Floss every day to remove food particles and plaque that may accumulate between the teeth and around the gum line.
• Eat healthy snacks like vegetables and fruits. Avoid sugary, sticky treats that can produce plaque acids and lead to tooth decay.
• Take your child to visit a friendly, professional dentist like Dr. Mohlman regularly. We recommend a check-up every six months.

Contact A Family Dental Center Today

If you are worried that your child’s teeth may have already succumbed to the Plaque Monster, and you suspect tooth decay in Kennewick, WA, give an experienced dentist like Dr. Mohlman a call today. Our office looks forward to helping you and your children achieve optimal oral health. Call us today at (509) 590-0072.