Childrens Dental Health Month

Tooth decay is the number one chronic childhood illness. That’s why Dr. Madeline Walter of Dental Associates in Fond du Lac says it’s important to get children started early taking good care of their teeth. She says kids should be brought in for their first dental visit with their first tooth or when they reach one year of age. She says that way dentists can make sure everything is developing properly and they can go over oral hygiene and dietary aspects with parents. She says regular dental health checkups help kids avoid other health problems. She says children who don’t have regular dental checkups are more likely to have ear and sinus infections. She says every year across the U.S. children with dental problems miss more than 51 million school hours. She says teeth should be brushed at least twice a day, but most importantly before bed. February is Children’s Dental Health Month and this month Dental Associates will visit Fond du Lac area schools to teach 700 children about the importance of dental health.