16160 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Morgan Hill Dentist Offers Tips, Free Screenings
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), a month-long celebration sponsored by the American Dental Association to promote dental education and awareness of all children. The annual celebration focuses on oral hygiene care, nutritional concerns, prevention, and the importance of regular dental visits.
In observation of NCDHM, the Santa Teresa Dental, at 16160 Monterey Road in Morgan Hill, is offering free screenings for children, which includes a demonstration on how to properly care for teeth, a free toothbrush, and an educational DVD “Easy Steps to Oral Health” in English or Spanish. Call (408) 782-6568 for an appointment.
“Cavities may still be the single most common childhood disease,” said Dr. Andrew Huang, who owns the Santa Teresa Dental. “But the good news is parents can easily play a pivotal role in preventing them.”
Acid-forming bacteria found in dental plaque causes cavities. Children, ages 1 through 6, are more susceptible to cavities because baby teeth have thinner and weaker enamel. Baby teeth also have more spaces in between where food is more likely to linger. Consequently, it creates a breeding ground for cavity-causing bacteria.
“Learning about proper oral care should be just as important as pre-natal care,” said Dr. Huang. “Parents should take the initiative and ask health care professionals about a child’s oral health.”
Dr. Huang offers the following tips for a young, healthy smile.
“With a little patience and guidance, your children can grow up with a healthy, beautiful smile,” said Dr. Huang.