Oral Health Care has always been something I thought of. While yes, growing up, oral health care for my family didn’t consist of more than brushing your teeth and flossing (only going to the dentist in “emergencies”), when I was a teenager I knew how important having good teeth were. By the time I became a mom myself, I was determined to make sure my baby kept those pearly whites beautiful.
When I heard that the latest survey led by the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) and sponsored by Crest and Oral-B found that 67% of U.S. Hispanics rate their overall oral health as “excellent”or “good”…yet two-thirds experienced at least one oral health issue in the past year.. I can’t say I was surprised. My family did have access to dental insurance but the belief was always you only go to the dentist when your teeth need fixing.
So I am doing my part to make sure this changes with my family. My daughter is scheduled for her first dentist appointment and every day she brushes morning and night. We also have taught her to choose less sugary snacks and not to drink any soda. I gotta say, so far her smile is amazing…
Your child’s oral health starts with you. What you teach them now will influence their life long dental care and we want to keep them smiling for a long time to come.