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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

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February 1, 2021

The team at Fisher & Orfaly Dental wants to help make taking care of your children’s teeth fun.  Here are some tips.

  1. Make brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time an event. Play your child’s favorite music for two minutes (you can even make up a fun dance to go with the music). Or, read from your child’s favorite book for two minutes.
  2. Reward good brushing. Maybe you let them pick the book you read at bedtime or make a sticker chart. Or, simply ask to see their pearly whites and give them a high five.
  3. Go shopping together and let them pick out their toothbrush and toothpaste. We at Fisher & Orfaly Dental recommend buying products that have the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
  4. All of the products have popular children characters on them. This makes it fun and exciting for kids.
  5. If they cannot find a character they like, make up a story in which they are the superhero fighting the “bad guys” that want to start cavities.
  6. Make brushing a family affair. Remember, your children learn from you so set a good example.
  7. Start a routine and stick to it. You may be tempted to let them skip brushing their teeth after a long day but do not. The more brushing becomes second nature the easier it will be for them to maintain good oral hygiene habits for a lifetime.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
This article was first posted on February 19, 2019, and last updated on February 1, 2021

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Dr. George Orfaly

Dr. George Orfaly, D.M.D.

Dr. George Orfaly is a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry and has been practicing as a dentist in Salem, MA since 2005. He has consistently improved the lives of his patients by providing them relief, confidence, and healthy smiles. He believes that oral health is directly related to overall health and well-being. Dr. Orfaly has also been an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and North Shore District Dental Society.

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