February is Children's Dental Health Month

Dental disease is a "silent epidemic" affecting millions of children nationwide, particularly minority and low-income populations. Dental carirs, the disease that leads to tooth decay, is most prevalent childhood disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), moore than 25 percent of U.S. children aged two to five have dental caries and more than half of those 12 to 15. Those numbers double and sometimes triple for children in Hispanic and Native Americans communities.

Fortunately, tooth decay and gum disease are almost entirely preventable. Here are somje effective, simple tips parents and caregivers can use to improve the oral health of children:

If your child is past due for their teeth cleaning, please request to schedule a dental appointment today!

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Brookshire Dental

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