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/.