Did you know that tooth decay affects 60-90% of teenagers and adults, according to the World Health Organization? Tooth decay is the most common disease among children in the U.S., according to the Academy of General Dentistry. However, the good news is that tooth decay is preventable with proper care and daily attention.
Dr. David Smith at Smith & Stahr, P.S.C. are pleased to be able to help our patients in Lexington, Kentucky, promote healthy smiles this holiday season with the following healthy stocking stuffers!
Toothbrushes: Stock up on soft-bristled toothbrushes that are gentle on the gum line and tooth enamel. Kids sizes come in all kinds of themes to entice them to brush their chompers.
Toothpaste: Kids will do well with fluoride toothpaste to fortify enamel. Fun toothpaste for your child’s smile come in all kinds of fun flavors: strawberry, watermelon, cinnamon, bubblegum, citrus, berry and even chocolate anti-cavity fluoride toothpaste.
Dental Floss: Waxed or unwaxed? Flavored or unflavored? If floss doesn’t appeal to your child, maybe try interdental cleaners like picks or sticks to remove plaque between teeth.
Sugar-Free Gum: Freshen breath and stimulate healthy saliva production which bathes teeth and gums and washes away bacteria.
Water Flosser/Oral Irrigator: If your child just isn’t flossing, consider investing in a water flosser.
Electric Toothbrush: If you are worried that your child or teen isn’t brushing properly, electric toothbrushes can provide ease of mind for you and effectively cleaner teeth for them.
Dr. David Smith and our team in Lexington, Kentucky, are happy to help your loved ones with good oral health care all year round. To schedule your child’s next visit, please call 859.278.9391 today!