It’s the final day of National Children’s Dental Health Month, so we wanted to highlight some children’s dentists (called pediatric dentists) who have done a great job interacting around the web and spreading the word about children’s dental health.
(Pediatric dentistry is a specialization of dentistry. To learn more about children’s dentistry and what makes it unique, check out our exclusive interview with Dr. Dean Brandon, a pediatric dentist.)
1. Atkins, Maestrello, Miller & Associates Pediatric Dentistry, P.C.: The dentists at this practice manage an informative, interactive blog that communicates dental facts, coloring contests, news around the dental office and all kinds of helpful tips. Visit their Facebook page to see more behind-the-scenes pictures from their office.
2. Pediatric Dentistry of Glens Falls: The folks Glens Falls maintain a blog covering all kinds of common questions and issues parents need to know about children’s dental health from infant to elementary age. Their blog is updated regularly with thorough, helpful information. It’s a new blog, but after such a strong start we can see them going far. Check out their blog, or say hi on Twitter or Facebook.
3. Burg Pediatric Dentistry: The Burg Pediatric Dentistry Blog is not only fun for kids to look at with bright colors and the Molar Man superhero, but it is also fun for parents as it provides advice and information on children’s dental health. It is only updated once a month, but the blog has been around since 2009, and they have a thriving Facebook presence!
4. Windsor Pediatric Dentistry: Dr. Jill Shonka posts monthly tips geared toward parents who are wondering how to keep their kids’ teeth in tip-top shape. Check out the tour of her office on Facebook!
5. Pearland Pediatric Dentistry: The team at the Pearland Pediatric Dentistry blog aims to help parents learn everything they need to know about keeping their child’s oral health in check. This blog is full of fun facts and practical tips for children of all ages.
Tooth decay is the most common and yet most preventable disease among U.S. children. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the disease is 7 times more common than hay fever and 5 times more common than asthma. The AGD adds that oral health problems cause American children to lose more than 51 million school hours each year. In fact, approximately 52% of American children ages 6-8 have tooth decay, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s a lot!
Little teeth have extra needs, and as a parent, you want to know the best resources available to combat the Dreaded Cavity. The Mom’s Guide to Caring for Little Teeth is full of practical advice for parents on taking care of kids’ oral health from infancy all the way up to the teenage years.
Do you know any other great dental health resources for kids?