National Children’s Dental Health Month

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Did you know that there was an entire month dedicated to dental health? Dr. Cameron Jolley and the Jolley Orthodontics team are committed to helping young children understand the importance of healthy teeth. We work directly with dentists and pediatric dentists in our area to make sure that we are working together to keep parents informed and up to date on dental awareness.

History of Children’s Dental Health Month

Children’s Dental Health Day was observed for the first time on February 8, 1949 by the American Dental Association (ADA). The observance was extended to one week in 1955 and to one month in 1981. The ADA has a themed campaign each year to grow awareness about dental health and a specific topic. This year it is “Water, Nature’s Drink!”. Click below for fun activities from the ADA!

Dental Health Reminders

It is very important that kids learn to develop good oral hygiene habits at an early age. In our country, cavities due to tooth decay are one of the most common chronic diseases of kids. Tooth decay can lead to other developmental problems and cause delays in learning. However, tooth decay is preventable. Remember that kids should see a pediatric dentist at age one and an orthodontic specialist, like Dr. Jolley, by age seven to check progress and possible concerns. Even though a child may not be ready for orthodontic treatment at age seven, it is ideal to be in an orthodontic observation program.

Call Today to Schedule!

Jolley Orthodontics is accepting new patients and offers a complimentary consultation. Call today to set up an appointment or fill out an online appointment form and a member of our team will reach out to you as soon as possible.