Tooth Truths for Little Teeth

Posted Lake Norman Woman Health, Wellness

In honor of Family Health Day this month, Dr. Ryan Whalen of Whalen Dentistry in Cornelius shares with Lake Norman Woman his “Tooth Truths for Little Teeth.”

TRUTH:  BABY TEETH ARE IMPORTANT

WHY:  Speech development, chewing correctly, and creating space for those permanent teeth to grow in.

TRUTH: FLOURIDE IS ESSENTIAL

WHY:  Flouride protects your child’s teeth by hardening the protective layer known as enamel and reversing breakdown from certain foods/drinks that can cause cavities.

TRUTH: CAVITIES ARE PREVELANT IN CHILDREN

WHY: 42% of kids experience tooth decay AKA cavities!  From sugary juices, not brushing correctly, and bad eating habits it can be a problem.

Remember to instill in your kids healthy dental habits like brushing and flossing EVERY DAY and making healthy choices when eating. A HEALTHY SMILE = a HAPPY CHILD!

This blog is presented for Lake Norman Woman by Dr. Ryan Whalen of Whalen Dentistry in Cornelius. If you’d like more information, please contact Whalen Dentistry at 704-621-4454 or visit http://whalendentistry.com/.  

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