Improving Children’s Oral Health

A recent study from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry showed an increase in cavities among children in recent years.

The AAPD study shows a disturbing trend in children’s dental health.

Cavities lead to more costly complications later, yet they are easily preventable. Children and parents need to understand that good oral hygiene from an early age is vital.

Kool Smiles‘ online resource center helps to promote children’s good oral health habits in fun ways.

  • 3-2-1: Eat three healthy meals, brush twice, and floss at least once every day for healthy teeth
  • Don’t rush the brush: Make sure to brush for at least two minutes every time
  • Don’t wait for the ache: Schedule regular cleanings with the dentist every 6 months

Kool Smiles is also offering free dental lesson plans and toothbrushes to K-5 teachers as tools for promoting good dental health in the classroom.

“Many of our Kool Smiles patients come to us having never seen a dentist, and some do not have toothbrushes and toothpaste at home. That’s why, in addition to helping the families we see at Kool Smiles, we are also committed to expanding education into the classroom and the greater community,” said Dr. Boehnlein.