Each year, the month of February is recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) as National Children's Dental Health Month to aid in increasing awareness and promoting healthy smiles for kids. Why is this type of celebration—and year-round attention to children’s dental health--important? This recognition hopes to emphasize to both parents and children the importance of being proactive, rather than reactive when it comes to pediatric oral health needs.
Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. The good news is there are safe and effective preventive measures that can protect teeth.
Info provided by American Dental Association.