Children’s Dental Health Month
February is Children’s Dental Health Month and Kennedy Dental is enjoying teaching the children in the community about good oral hygiene. After showing the video Geena’s Tremendous Tooth Adventure, the team taught children ages two to six years old how to brush and floss properly. They demonstrated how to brush on Bugsy (shown in the picture) and how to floss properly by using the kids as teeth and a jump rope as floss.
They reminded the children three things were needed for good oral hygiene:
- They need to brush and floss properly by brushing with toothpaste containing fluoride at least two times a day and floss one time a day.
- Eat healthy foods for snacks and well balanced meals instead of candy and other sugary snacks.
- Get regular dental checkups.
The hygienists also told the children it was important to allow their parents to help them brush and floss. It was exciting to see that most of the children in attendance had been to the dentist for a checkup. It is very important to teach the children at a young age good oral hygiene habits.
Sarah Dulebohn and Rebecca Fitzgerald are Registered Dental Hygienists at Kennedy Dental. In celebration of Children’s Dental Health Month, they recently showed some students in our local school systems how to have healthy teeth for a lifetime. They handed out Xylitol suckers and goody bags with toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss. Gum and candy containing Xylitol is one way to fight bacteria that causes decay, along with regular dental checkups. Kennedy Dental would love to protect all the smiles in your family. Please call our Marysville location or our Huntsville location to schedule an appointment!