February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and we want to ensure that your children have happy and healthy smiles.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 5 children ages 5 to 11 have at least one untreated cavity. Untreated cavities can lead to problems with eating, speaking and learning. Additionally, untreated decay can lead to major health problems and even death.
Here are a few tips to help your children maintain beautiful smiles and avoid potential health problems:
- Have your child brush their teeth three times a day
- Limit sugary foods and drinks, like candy, soda and juice
- Take your child for a dental checkup every six months
- Ask your child’s dentist about sealants, which can protect your child’s teeth from cavities
Give Kids a Smile
During the month of February, AltaMed participated in the Give Kids a Smile campaign because your child’s oral health is important to us. Our ultimate goal is provide a pleasurable experience at our dental offices and show children that going to the dentist can be fun.
Visit any of our dental offices and protect your child from cavities. Call to make a dental appointment for your child today at (888) 499-9309.