Sunday, October 18, 2009

Home By One

Oh my gosh, we can't believe it's been almost a whole year since our last post! We apologize, but life got busy and sadly we've neglected our blog.

There is a new program here in CT called "Home by One".

In short it is a program by the State of Connecticut to encourage parents to find a dental home for their children by the age of one.

The point of the program is to prevent small problems from becoming big problems. Today's dentists have the tools to help a parent to get their child off to a healthy beginning.

Parents need to be educated about caring for children's teeth. We know from experience...being a parent can be overwhelming. Pressing issues like bathing, feeding, changing diapers, not to mention all the other issues a young family faces and it is easy to see how oral hygiene can get lost in the shuffle. It is also easy to see why our youngest population has increasing numbers of cavities.

The first dental visit is a time for a parent to have oral hygiene lessons reinforced and a chance to correct small problems before they can become bigger.

Find your child a dental home can truly help your child get off to a healthy start.

As always remember...Healthy habits the begin from birth last a lifetime!