Dr. Marvin A. Abarca
Protect Tiny Teeth 🦷
Your February 2023 Newsletter from Little Champions Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics.
National Children’s Dental Health Month During the month of February, the American Dental Association celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance reinforces the importance of oral health in children as well as helping parents with tips to keep their child’s smile on track.
Protect Tiny Teeth Baby teeth are so important because of their key role of saving space for a child’s permanent teeth. They stay in a child’s mouth for 8-10 years and also affect their speaking, chewing, and, of course, smiling.
Our Pediatric Dental Family Our main goals at Little Champions Pediatric Dentistry are preventing cavities, teaching children how to brush and floss properly, and helping them develop healthy habits.
When Should I or My Child See an Orthodontist? There's no set age for a child's first orthodontist visit — some kids go when they're 6, some kids go when they're 10, and some go while they're teens. Even adults can need orthodontic treatment. Many orthodontists say kids should see an orthodontist once their permanent teeth start coming in, around age 7.
What does the Tooth Fairy pay these days? According to the latest “Original Tooth Fairy Poll” conducted by dental-benefit provider Delta Dental, the fairy is paying big bucks. The average cash gift for a tooth, according to the national survey of 1,000 parents taken in early 2021, is $4.70. That’s up 17% from last year’s figure. However, for most kids the going rate for a freshly pulled tooth is between 25 cents and $1.
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