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    Dr. Michael Sisk Encourages Parents’ Involvement with Their Child’s Dental Care

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    Oral decay is currently the number one preventable disease that affects children in the United States. Given the latest statistics, Harrisburg, PA family dentist, Dr. Michael Sisk, is encouraging parents to take more of an active role in their children’s oral hygiene habits, which is one of the best defenses against oral decay.

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    Oral decay is currently the number one preventable disease that affects children in the United States. Given the latest statistics, Harrisburg, PA family dentist, Dr. Michael Sisk, is encouraging parents to take more of an active role in their children’s oral hygiene habits, which is one of the best defenses against oral decay.

    Dr. Sisk emphases that education and habit creation is the first step to combatting oral decay in children, and much of the responsibility for those tasks rests on the parents of young children. He encourages parents to begin regular dental visits as soon as their children cut their first teeth, and to remain actively involved in daily oral hygiene routines.

    “In many instances, we find that parents have had good intentions in maintaining their kid’s teeth by bringing them to the dentist for regular appointments, but the truth is that decay prevention mostly takes place in the day-to-day habits that parents help their children develop,” said Dr. Sisk. “We encourage parents to be in the same room while their kids are brushing their teeth, or even brushing their kids teeth for them past the age when they think their kids are responsible enough to do so, in order to ensure that kids are taking care of their teeth regularly and properly, rather than the parents just assuming that it’s occurring.”

    Today’s common diets high in sugar and processed foods are another contributor to oral decay in children. Dr. Sisk encourages parents to pay attention to what they are feeding their kids—not just for their oral health, but for their overall health as well. Most important, however, is to not let kids teeth go without brushing and flossing soon after eating highly processed or high-sugar foods and beverages.

    Dr. Sisk reminds parents that the habits they help their children create now will contribute to their better health for a lifetime. Recent studies have linked oral decay in adults to diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, orthopedic implant failure, and a higher instance of problems with fetal development. Additionally, taking the time each day to help kids prevent oral decay will save parents thousands of dollars in dental bills in the long run.

    The expert staff at Capitol Dental Care treat patients of all ages—children, teens, adults, and seniors. In addition to being a general family dentist, Dr. Sisk is also a highly trained cosmetic dentist who offers procedures such as veneers, Lumineers, teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, crowns, and more. He is also a certified dental implants dentist for patients seeking a permanent solution to missing teeth.

    To learn more about the dental services Dr. Sisk offers for children and adults in Harrisburg, PA, please visit http://www.capitoldentalcare.net/.

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    In many instances, we find that parents have had good intentions in maintaining their kid’s teeth by bringing them to the dentist for regular appointments, but the truth is that decay prevention mostly takes place in the day-to-day habits that parents help their children develop.
    - Dr. Michael Sisk
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    Dr. Michael Sisk

    (717) 545-2003

    http://www.CapitolDentalCare.net/

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