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Healthy Smiles Start With Pediatric Dentistry

February marks the start of National Children's Dental Health Month andprovides great teaching tools for kids to learn about healthy gums and teeth. Informative posters, games and activity sheets are provided free of charge by the American Dental Society to drive the message home that good habits for mouths begins at an early age.

Boy at the dentist

Regular visits to a pediatric dentistry office are important for children. Beingattentive to a recommended dental schedule keep parents aware of problems, such as baby bottle tooth decay and gum disease. Because a child's jaws and teeth grow quickly, exams by a pediatric dentist like Kristen Ritzau DDS are crucial to spot any abnormalities in their development. This routine also reinforces a good habit in dental care as a child grows into adulthood.

Establishing a relationship with a pediatric dentistry office is the first step in helping a child gain trust in the importance of healthy teeth. Kristen Ritzau DDS and her team are dedicated to giving personal attention to each client and providing a cheerful atmosphere. Located in San Clemente, California, appointments are easy to make and the staff provides an award-winning firstimpression that will keep your little ones looking forward to the next trip.

Education is key in starting a child in the right direction and Dr. Ritzau provides the latest techniques in pediatric dentistry. Make February the month for getting your children on the right path to good dental health. The habits formed today will start a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.