Dentist in Kenosha, WI
Todd A. Armstrong D.D.S., S.C.
7910 39th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142
(262) 694-7672
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By Todd A. Armstrong D.D.S., S.C.
October 24, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist   Oral Health  

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Kenosha area parents: Do you wish for a dentist who is patient, caring, and understands the importance of your child’s dental health? Dr. Todd Armstrong is that, and then some. At our office, we provide regular check-ups and cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants for your child.
 
A child’s dental health is not just important for healthy teeth, but for their overall health. Tooth decay is almost entirely preventable, but it is the most common chronic disease in children. More than 40% of children from the ages of 2-11 have had a cavity in their baby teeth, and more than 2/3 of 16-19 year olds have had a cavity in their permanent teeth.
 
There are safe and effective actions that parents can take to guarantee their child’s smile is protected. Good oral hygiene practices are extremely important. Encourage your children to perform thorough brushing with fluoride toothpaste to prevent cavities. Dental sealants and water fluoridation are also helpful in preventing tooth decay.
 

The Fundamentals of Good Oral Hygiene

  • The Rule of 2 – Brush 2 times a day for 2 minutes on every surface of every tooth.
  • Flossing – There are character made “flossers” that help aid children in finding a easier, more enjoyable way to floss their teeth. There are a few different flossing methods but it is important to make sure your kids are doing it properly and regularly.
  • Parents Role – Your kids are not able to brush on their own until they are able to tie their shoes. Parents are encouraged to aid their child in proper teeth brushing techniques.
  • Healthy Snacks – Having snacks that are healthy available for children will help their oral health and their overall health. Always offer a healthy choice before crackers or sweets. Sugary and acidic foods separate and together can increase the risk of tooth decay.

Visit Todd A. Armstrong D.D.S., S.C For Regular Dental Cleanings


The steps you take at home are equally important as regular visits to the dentist for cleanings and checkups. Contact Dr. Armstrong’s office to help your child stay on top of their dental health.

What do you do to make sure that your kid’s teeth are healthy and clean? We would love to hear any tips you may have!