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(Black PR Wire) February is National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM). The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors this observance to raise awareness about the importance of dental health for children. This year's theme is "Sealants Make Sense."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars. This is especially important when it comes to children's dental health. Children aged 6 to 11 years without sealants have almost 3 times more first-molar cavities than children with sealants.
"The parental knowledge and awareness of preventative practices play a vital role in improving children's oral health," said Dr. Margot Jobson, Pediatric Dentist at Phanord & Associates, P.A. "Observances as NCDHM help us raise awareness of preventative methods and encourage parents to provide their children with primary care."
It's never too early to practice good oral hygiene. Teaching your kids how to take care of their teeth is a practice that will benefit them for the rest of their life.
Here are some basic preventive steps to help our children maintain optimal dental health:
- Continue to schedule regular dental appointments and pediatric dental check-ups.
- Provide healthy snacks for school lunches.
- Limit sugar consumption.
- Buy a new toothbrush every three months. Let your child pick out the color or design.
- Help your child brush until they have good brushing skills.
- Keep track of daily brushing habits. Your child should brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
- Ask your child's dentist to apply dental sealants when appropriate.
Phanord & Associates, P.A. is a leading black-owned family dental practice that has been serving the community for over 30 years. The leading dental practitioner, Dr. Roger Phanord, is a doctoral graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Phanord & Associates opened in June of 1988 and recently expanded their practice by opening Sabal Palm Dental Associates, P.A. in the Little Haiti community. Sabal Palm is now Phanord & Associates' sister company and a welcome addition to the dental community, as the Phanord family provides quality oral care at both dental practices.
Phanord & Associates P.A. and Sabal Palm Dental Associates, P.A. are dedicated to serving patients in a caring and clean environment that allows them to feel safe and secure while receiving the best dental care. All services are provided using new technology, including 3-D X-Rays, digital scans, and 3-D printers! Policies are in place to ensure that patients are safe in every case. In the age of COVID-19, equipment is sanitized before, during, and after each visit. Both practices welcome all patients from different backgrounds, and their staff speaks several languages, including Spanish, Creole, and French. Offering general & cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and oral and maxillofacial surgery, both offices strive to meet and exceed all of their patient's dental needs. If one thing is certain, patients will have something to smile about when they leave Phanord & Associates, P.A. and Sabal Palm Dental Associates, P.A.
Phanord & Associates P.A. is located at 1245 NW 119th Street in North Miami, Florida. Opening hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sabal Palm Dental Associates, P.A. is located at 5337 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami, Florida. To make an appointment, call 305-685-7863 or 305-758-0815.
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