February is Children’s Dental Health Month and to celebrate, we’re spreading the word with timely, interesting information about how you can best care for your child’s teeth — with the help of Metro Parent’s advertising partners.
It’s easy to think that good dental care affects just oral health, but that’s not strictly true. Good dental and gum health contributes to good whole-body health. According to the American Dental Association, “good health can be achieved in part through good dental habits learned early and reinforced throughout life.”
Read on for more information about how you can achieve great health for your family by looking after their pearly whites.
Kabot Family Orthodontics — G. Michael Kabot, D.D.S., M.S.
What’s the best age to start orthodontic care for your child? It might be younger than you think. Dr. G. Michael Kabot of Kabot Family Orthodontics says the earlier the better. In fact, he suggests patients have their first orthodontic visit around the age of 7 or 8. Learn more about the best timing for your child — and why making a spring appointment this year might be your best family health decision yet.
Hartrick Dentistry, P.C. — Nancy Hartrick, D.D.S.
When your child sits for the very first time in the dental chair at Hartrick Dentistry in Royal Oak, Dr. Nancy Hartrick will be observing much more than your child’s new teeth. She’ll be watching how your child breathes because it has a profound effect on healthy jaw development. The age for that first visit? No later than 3, and much earlier, if you notice anything that concerns you. Find out more about the connection between breathing and good overall health.
Briarwood Family Dental — Frank T. Petruzzello, D.D.S.
It’s a great feeling when the dental team you trust feels like part of the family. At Briarwood Family Dental in Sterling Heights, Frank Petruzzello, D.D.S., has provided care to all generations, from filling cavities on 4-year-olds to caring for adults well into their 90s — and he’s helped maintain excellent oral health for all ages in between. Dr. Petruzzello is a father of four, so he knows how to relate to all kids, even teens (his own kids range in age from 11 to 17). Learn the many benefits of choosing a small family practice as your dental professionals.