Dental Influencers You Should Follow
Have you heard that February is National Children’s Dental Month?
That means it’s the perfect opportunity to highlight one of our favorite social media influencers we follow on Twitter: the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
If you have little ones in the house or are just curious about best practices for children and their teeth, then follow along at @AmerAcadPedDent for unique insight and one-of-a-kind tips.
Below are some of our favorite tips provided by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. If you have a child or know someone who is looking for a dentist, then give Dr. Ku’s office today! We love working with your family—including down to the littlest ones!
Some of our favorite tweets from major dental influencers this month:
Ensuring your children are healthy starts in the womb. While most women assume this means eating healthy, taking vitamins and getting enough rest, it also includes ensuring optimal oral health. Women who have cavities when they are pregnant can pass the bacteria that causes them along to their children, and gum disease can lead to premature birth or low birth weight.
If you have kids, then you know that they always seem to have an accident at a time when you can’t reach your doctor or dentist. And as we head into the warmer months (which means more play time outdoors and a higher potential for injury), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry provided an easy-to-read overview on what to do in the event of a tooth that is knocked out, a chipped tooth, or excessive bleeding.
This post speaks to something we wholeheartedly believe at Dr. Ku’s office, and which is why we are committed to providing excellent care to even our smallest patients.
Maybe this is why we were named the number-one dentist in Fort Worth by the Fort Worth Star Telegram for the second year in a row.
Creating a dental home for your child creates a familiarity which helps decrease dental anxiety and promote openness.
When it comes to something as important as your kids’ teeth, parents want to take charge to ensure that everything’s done properly. However, while supervision is important, it is also good to teach being self-sufficiency. This tweet provides a good metric for when your child is ready to floss on their own teeth. When it comes to brushing, you can start even earlier. Let your toddler practice brushing their teeth and then make sure you come in and finish up for them. Creating the habit early will ensure good, lifelong habits.
As a parent, you have definitely thought about the time missed at school for common maladies like a cold or flu. But children are also suffering from severe oral health problems and missing significant amounts of school, too. Just like good hand washing prevents colds, good preventive oral health helps prevent more severe oral health issues like tooth decay, gingivitis or gum disease. Each of these issues can strike children just as they do adults.
In addition to this wide range of tips and tricks for parents, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry offers opportunities for continuing education that help keep our practice on the cutting edge. If you have any questions about how we serve children in Fort Worth, then give our office a call today!