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Local dentists participating in Children's Dental Health month

 

January 10, 2011



February has been declared National Children’s Dental Health Month and the doctors at Cerven Dentistry are doing what they can to keep local kids equipped with healthy smiles.

“We are excited about giving back to our community by improving the dental health of our local kids,” Dr. Cerven said.

In the fight against cavities parents should remember that kids can get cavities so easily now with the increase in processed foods and simple sugars in today's diets. Candy, cookies, crackers, and other non-nutritious foods can contribute to cavities and the breakdown of teeth. Dried fruit such as raisins or fruit leather can also be a big contributor to cavities.

Sealants will help prevent cavities. The placement involves bonding a plastic coating of material into the pits and grooves, allowing the chewing surface to become less likely to trap food particles. A sealant can only be placed on a tooth that doesn't have a cavity or a filling already.

As part of National Children's Dental Health Month Cerven Dentistry will be having a free sealant day in their office, located at 405 S. Granite Ave, on Saturday, February 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children from the ages of 6 through 18 are welcome and will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. For more information contact Cerven Dentistry at 360-691-7793 or info@CervenDentistry.com.

Cerven Dentistry also has monthly kids days. The next one will be on January 17, a non-school day, so kids don't miss school in order to see their dentist. There will be a crazy costume theme with a contest and prizes.

 

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