As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. Through gentle encouragement and education, we like to empower our patients to make educated decisions about their health.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
February is also National Children's Dental Health Month
February is National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM)
The American Dental Association (ADA) encourages children to practice good oral health habits.
Dr. Carpentier & Dr. Hume recommend that parents schedule their child's first dental visit between the ages of 2 and 3 years old.
Don't Just Take It From Us!
The ADA offers free downloadable oral health information to provide fun tools to promote the benefits of good oral health. The NCDHM program guide includes easy-to-do classroom activities and program planning timetable tips.
During NCDHM, it is particularly important to raise awareness of the plight of children from low income families, many of whom have difficulty eating, sleeping, paying attention in school and smiling due to rampant dental disease.
Did You Know?
The highest compliment our patients can give us is to recommend us to a friend. We appreciate your referrals! If you have a friend or loved one who is in need of a dentist, please call the office and ask about our 'New Patient Promotions.'