ORAL HEALTH | February 14, 2024
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Healthy Smiles for Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Families

February is the month to learn more about and celebrate the importance of kids’ dental health. It’s a special time to make sure their smiles stay bright and healthy. Pillar Health and Kenosha Community Health Center are here to help you do just that!

Winning Against Tooth Decay

Did you know that tooth decay is the number one problem kids face with their teeth in the U.S.? It’s more common than other problems like asthma and diabetes. But here’s the good news: with regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, we can protect our kids from cavities. Good dental care starts at home.

Tips to Keep Teeth Strong

Keeping teeth healthy is super important for our kids’ overall health and happiness. A big study by Colgate found that many kids have cavities, which can make them feel bad and even affect their schoolwork. But regular teeth brushing using the right toothpaste and mouthwash can really help keep those cavities away.

Happy Teeth, Happy Minds

Having problems with teeth can make kids feel embarrassed or worried. It’s tough when you don’t want to smile or when toothaches and mouth pain distract you from fun and learning. That’s why teaching our kids to take good care of their teeth is so important.

Start Early for a Lifetime of Smiles

Dentists say it’s best to visit them by the time your child turns one. Regular dental visits are key to keeping those tiny teeth in tip-top shape. Good habits start early. And if your kid loves sports, a mouthguard can keep their teeth safe during games.

Regular Dental Visits Make a Difference

Going to the dentist regularly is a big part of having healthy teeth. It helps prevent problems that can cause pain and make kids miss school. Plus, it keeps smiles looking great.

So parents, let’s make a pledge this February to take great care of our family’s dental health. Good habits start at home! With the help of Pillar Health and Kenosha Community Health Center, we can make every smile in our community shine bright! Don’t wait – book your family’s dental appointments today and let’s keep those smiles healthy and happy!


Below are seven tips from Colgate for creating a good oral health routine with children:

Tip #1: Step-by-Step

Walk through the process, so it becomes a predictable part of their day.

Tip #2: Let’s brush together!

Children will feel more encouraged to follow you as you get through your morning routine.

Tip #3: Brush and floss 2x times a day

Introduce children to the schedule of brushing their teeth and flossing after they wake up and at bedtime.

Tip #4: Use toothpaste with fluoride

Fluoride is added to toothpaste to improve its benefit to the health of your teeth.

Tip #5: Educate on foods to limit or avoid

Use this opportunity to teach children how sugary foods, candy, and juices can lead to cavities. If your child is eating these foods, you can use mouthwash or brush their teeth afterward to limit the impact.

Tip #6: Visit the dentist for regular checkups

You can ask any questions or voice concerns about keeping your teeth healthy. They can help you create a daily brushing and flossing plan that is suited to your specific needs. You can also find educational resources here.

Tip #7: Hydrate

Encourage children to drink plenty of water for their overall health.

Do not wait to schedule your appointment.

Kenosha Community Health Center has many appointment options in Kenosha and Silver Lake to meet your needs.

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