May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We’re shedding light on the connection between mental health and oral health. As a parent, you know the importance of teaching your child good oral hygiene practices. Having a lifelong habit of taking care of your teeth and gums goes a long way to maintaining good oral health. You might be surprised, though, how much mental health can impact your child’s oral health too.
We’re sharing a video that talks about this connection. Often, stress can lead to oral health issues such as neglect of neglecting basic hygiene, teeth grinding habits, and more. Helping your child manage stress is one of the ways you can help them keep their smile healthy. Plus, build within them a habit of visiting the dentist twice a year, brushing and flossing regularly, and eating nutritious foods.
Has your child started getting their teeth in? It’s time for a visit! Call Highlands Ranch Smiles at 720-644-8186 for an appointment or schedule online. We look forward to seeing you at our Highlands Ranch, CO office.