Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? It’s a month used to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. At Kids Teeth we share our dental knowledge with the community by visiting surrounding schools and daycares with our interactive puppet show.
Our National Children’s Dental Health Month Challenge to Parents
This February we are challenging your family to “Think About Your Drink!” Did you know that sipping water is one of the best things you can do for your teeth? Why? Drinking water is a great and easy way to fight tooth decay and decrease cavities. Too many kids are drinking beverages loaded with sugar. We ask parents to stick with water throughout the day and only offer juice, soda, milk, and chocolate milk with meals (or as special, occasional treat). If your children do consume the beverages mentioned above or sports drinks like gatorade, it’s always best to have a water bottle nearby to rinse the sugary substance off their teeth as soon as possible.
Also, never let a child take a sugary drink into their bedroom. Sipping on a milk or soda at night can leave unwanted sugar behind on their teeth. The cavity-causing bacteria in their mouth loves to eat sugar and produces acid that wears away enamel, which is the outer shell of their teeth. Water washes away leftover food and residue that cavity-causing bacteria are looking for.
How much is sugar is hidden in your child’s favorite drinks?
Are you ready to take our National Children’s Dental Health Month Challenge now? If so, call us to book an appointment or stop by to learn how your child could win their very own Kids Teeth water bottle.