Visiting Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry regularly will not only help keep your child’s teeth and mouth healthy, but will also help keep the rest of their body healthy. The fact is, every hour of every day in the U.S., someone dies of oral cancer, which is the sixth-most common diagnosed form of the disease. The five-year survival rate is only 50 percent, and oral cancer is one of the few cancers whose survival rate has not improved. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, our team would like to take this opportunity to remind parents about the importance of children developing good oral hygiene habits at a young age.
Drs. Morrow, Lai and Edwards recommend that patients brush four times a day for optimal oral hygiene: after breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and at bedtime. Flossing is also a part of good oral hygiene habits, and we will discuss with you the right time to start flossing. Please let our office know if you have any questions about brushing, flossing or your child’s oral health during their next appointment.