Cavities in children are increasing as the number of children affected by tooth decay is on the rise.
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When it comes to children and their health, dental hygiene is often disregarded. Some parents may not be concerned with their children’s “baby” primary teeth because eventually they fall out and are replaced with permanent teeth.
There are many reasons Ramstein personnel require dental treatment. It could be to fill a cavity, fix a chipped tooth or just have a routine checkup and cleaning. For the Airmen of the 86th Dental Squadron, there is no dental issue too big, which includes the lesser known issue, hormonal gingivitis.
Teaching children proper oral hygiene care at a young age is an investment they will carry throughout their lives.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and this year the focus is on defeating cavities as a family.
When a baby’s first set of teeth begin to break through the gums it is referred to as teething. Teething usually begins around 6 months of age. However, it is not uncommon for teething to begin between 3 and 12 months of age.
With downsizing and force- shaping programs affecting Airmen worldwide, the manpower in the Air Force takes a toll.
As your children begin to grow and develop, so should the parent’s knowledge regarding the prevention of dental disease and injuries. Parents play an essential role during these ever-changing years to help protect the health of their children’s teeth and gums.