Children’s smiles are the adult smiles of the future, and it’s an important time to stress the importance of good dental hygiene and preventative care. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the 2022 theme is around children’s dental sealants. Our dental team is jumping on board with the theme and spreading awareness about cavity protection treatment with dental sealants in Hoffman Estates.
When you bring your children to see our Hoffman Estates children’s dentist, we make it a goal to keep their visit upbeat and positive. Most dental concerns are preventable, but the key is to form great habits from an early age. When you do, your child gets a head start at having healthy teeth for life (and will be less likely to experience dental anxiety!)
You already know the importance of brushing and flossing to your child’s dental health, but it’s difficult to clean every tiny nook and cranny where bacteria can hide. The back teeth, also known as molars, are especially vulnerable to cavity-causing bacteria due to their rough, uneven texture.
Dentists encourage us to use fluoride so often, we may take this superpower ingredient for granted. But is fluoride really worth all the hype? And how can it benefit our children’s oral health? We’ll take an in-depth look at fluoride – and show you why your child’s Hoffman Estates dentist is right to make the recommendation!