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February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month

For those of you who may not know, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) in the United States. Sponsored by our friends at the American Dental Association (ADA), this special, month-long observance is designed to raise awareness of how important good dental health is for children. All month long, dentists, healthcare providers, educators and more will be speaking to kids and parents about all the benefits children can enjoy when they have good dental health.

Our Scottsdale dentist, Dr. McCargar and his friendly team, will be taking part in NCDHM by speaking to our young patients about how essential it is that they take good care of their smiles. We’ll be offering some useful tips for doing a good job of brushing & flossing and will be reminding parents to bring their kids into our dental office twice yearly for routine checkups and professional cleanings.

Fighting Tooth Decay

One of the main goals of NCDHM is to reduce the prevalence of tooth decay among children. Childhood tooth decay can have devastating consequences on a child’s health and wellness. If left untreated, tooth decay can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, learning and playing. The good news is that tooth decay is preventable. By doing a good job of brushing & flossing, eating right and getting enough fluoride, tooth decay can be avoided.

Scottsdale dentist Dr. Jason McCargar offers dental sealants which are a proven, effective weapon in the battle against tooth decay. Dental sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of permanent teeth wherein they fill in the deep grooves and fissures on teeth that trap bacteria and are difficult to clean well with a toothbrush. Once sealants have been applied, dental plaque is much easier to remove and the risk for developing tooth decay is significantly reduced.

Questions? Contact Us

If you have any questions about how you can help improve the health of your child’s smile, please feel free to contact us as we’re always happy to help! If it’s time for your child to see a dentist for a routine exam and cleaning, please give us a call at (480) 860-8282 or use the online contact form to request an appointment with Dr. McCargar. We look forward to seeing you and your child soon and helping your child achieve and maintain good dental health for a lifetime of amazing smiles!