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Your Child's Dental Health Matters!
Schedule an Appointment
One of the best ways you can celebrate the theme for February is to schedule an appointment with us. Regular cleanings should happen every 6 months, and the more exposure to the dentist that you give your kids, the more comfortable they will be when they visit the office. If you schedule an appointment in February, you will have the ideal amount of time before a back-to-school checkup in August.
Buy New Toothbrushes
Did you know that you are supposed to replace your toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months? The ADA warns that frayed bristles decrease the effectiveness of a toothbrush. National Children's Dental Health Month is the ideal time to toss out old toothbrushes and grab some new ones. Let your kids pick out toothbrushes with their favorite characters on them and toothpaste that they will like to use — for example, Colgate® 2 in 1 Toothpaste & Mouthwash — to get them excited about their regular hygiene routine.
Color a Chart
The ADA offers coloring pages and activities online to help celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month. Choose a chart-based coloring page, and have your kids color and customize a reminder to hang in the bathroom as a motivator. After a week of consistent morning and nighttime brushing, offer a reward, such as a fun outing.
Do a Brushing Checkup
If your kids tend to brush their teeth unattended, take some time this month to go with them to the bathroom to supervise their brushing habits. You might be surprised to find that one child brushes with only water and the other skips floss altogether. By performing a brushing checkup, you can see what steps your kids are missing and instruct them in the correct way to brush their teeth.
With a focus on oral hygiene and health, National Children's Dental Health Month may be even more important than Valentine's Day this February. By learning about proper dental hygiene as a family, you can get your kids more excited to brush every day and night (Colgate, 2021).
Freedom Day is BACK!
We would like you to know hardwork, selfless bravery, and generous hearts are deeply appreciated. As a small token of our gratitude, we are offering FREE DENTAL WORK to only our U.S. Military and Veterans!
Freedom Day is returning to Ligocki Dental Group on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 8-6p at our Oakbrook Terrace location:
1S 224 Summit Avenue, Suite 104, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(located in the Loyola Professional Buildings in between Roosevelt and Butterfield Roads)
DUE TO CURRENT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES: APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. Call (630) 620-8099.
MASKS are REQUIRED along with our COVID health questionnaire, temperature, and oxygen level checks.
In the last 4 years, we provided our soldiers, immediate families, and veterans with over $90,000 of FREE dentistry such as fillings, cleanings, exams, etc.
Check out our Freedom Day Facebook Event for updates!
See you there!
Yours for a healthy, complete body and smile,
The Team at Ligocki Dental Group
Colgate. (2021). National Children's Dental Health Month: Five Ways to Celebrate. Oral Health and Dental Care. https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/kids-oral-care/national-childrens-dental-health-month-five-ways-to-celebrate.
The Team at Ligocki Dental Group
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