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Truman Orthodontics Teaches Henderson Students The Importance of Dental Health

Children’s Dental Health Month is in full swing – and Truman Orthodontics is heading to an elementary school near you. 

February is typically associated with all things sweet. Thanks to Valentine’s Day, this means giving, receiving, and consuming sugary, sticky treats – and lots of it. The occasional candy bar is perfectly fine in moderation. But, too much of a yummy thing can wreak havoc on your teeth. This is especially the case when those pearly whites are not consistently cleaned and maintained. 

That’s why Truman Orthodontics visits primary schools throughout the Henderson area to teach kids good oral habits – with a fun, interactive twist.

Children’s Dental Health Month

All month long, industry professionals work diligently within their communities to provide educational resources promoting the importance of dental care. Truman Orthodontics accomplishes this goal through an interactive presentation that includes a live demonstration (with the help of some volunteers) and a Q&A. But why are we visiting primary schools? Because proper oral hygiene begins with positive habits that are established and encouraged during childhood. 

Cavities are a chronic childhood disease that, if left untreated, can cause a number of issues – from physical discomfort to missed school days. Not only does daily brushing and flossing keep the sugar bugs away and set kids up for proper oral care for life; it prepares them for their first orthodontic appointment. Along with the American Association of Orthodontists, Truman Orthodontics recommends that when kids reach age seven, it’s time to schedule their first screening.

Community Involvement

The new year wasn’t the only thing the TruCrew looked forward to celebrating. 2024 marks Dr. Zach Truman’s twentieth year of private practice. This career milestone highlights Truman Orthodontics’ two main objectives:

  • Dedication to unsurpassed orthodontic care
  • An unwavering commitment to the Henderson and Las Vegas communities. 

Along with Truman Orthodontics’ dental education presentations at local schools, the practice also offers a complimentary program designed to ease ortho anxieties for both child and parent. 

Through our complimentary growth guidance program, Dr. Truman is able to monitor for and recognize potential issues like crowding, underbites, or crossbites. Early interceptive orthodontic treatment not only corrects these issues before they present more serious issues; it’s a huge time and money saver. 

Bright Futures & Healthy Teeth

A smile is also among the most lasting investments in one’s overall health. That’s why after twenty minutes and a pop quiz, the TruCrew presents each student with an ortho care package.

Inside our handy clear travel pouches are a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. These are all the essentials vital to an effective daily oral care routine. Children’s Dental Health Month and Truman Orthodontics’ educational initiatives reach beyond brushing and flossing. The TruCrew hopes to set up each child for a bright and healthy future – one smile at a time. 

About Truman Orthodontics – Henderson

Truman Orthodontics-Henderson celebrates twenty years of private practice. Dr. Truman and the TruCrew provide highest quality orthodontic care in a family-oriented high-technology practice. We maintain a commitment to our patients in every facet of our practice. This ensures that every patient achieves a healthy and beautiful smile. For more information, visit www.trumanortho.com.

Posted By Truman Orthodontics Category: Blog, General Post Date: February 14, 2024