Saturday, February 18, 2017

Kid's Motivation: The Dental Connection!

Before long, February will be history and National Children's Dental Health Month will be over for yet another year.  As the national dental focus shifts away from children, many parents find it difficult to keep their children interested in their dental health for the rest of the year!  Looking for ways to motivate your child to brush his or her teeth?  Using fun facts about different kinds of teeth can spark your children's interest in their own oral health.  Check out these facts from the American Dental Association!

  • Humans have two sets of teeth.
  • Humans have 32 teeth.
  • A Hippo actually has 40 teeth, even though you usually only see four.
  • Dogs rarely get cavities because their saliva has a very high pH.
  • An elephant's molars can weigh up to 10 lbs!
  • The teeth of a pocket gopher grow up to 15 inches a year!
  • Although a blue whale is the largest mammal, it has no teeth!
  • Armadillos have 104 teeth!
  • Snails can have 25,000 teeth, which are located on their tongue!
  • Dolphins have only one set of teeth for their lifetime.

Comparing your kid's teeth to their own favorite animals can help keep them focused on maintaining their own!  If you have any questions concerning your children's dental health, or are in need of an appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,

Sunday, February 12, 2017

February: National Children's Dental Health Month!

February marks another National Children's Dental Health Month, which has been sponsored by the American Dental Association for the past 67 years in order to raise awareness about the importance of children's oral health. During the month of February, the ADA encourages all parents and caregivers to help children develop good dental habits at an early age.  Regular dental visits can help children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

If you have questions about your children's dental health or are in need of an appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123.

God Bless,