BATAVIA, IL, February 13, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Healthy teeth equals a happy smile. As a family dentist in Batavia, Dr. Koechley wants all of his patients, young and old, to maintain good oral hygiene habits. However, many people let bad habits slip by without taking into account the damage it does to tooth enamel and gum tissue. For the youngsters in the family, it's important to set a good example when it comes to brushing and flossing, especially this month. It is National Children's Dental Health Month!
"The American Dental Association raises awareness each year in February about the importance of oral health. They are hoping to reach millions of families with children and spread the word about the importance of developing good dental habits early on. My staff and I work hard each day to promote oral health education and at-home prevention techniques to help families combat cavities and gum disease," exclaims Dr. Koechley, Batavia family dentist.
If you want your child to have a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, they need to learn early how to properly remove plaque bacteria and food debris. Here are key pointers to remember:
- Use the proper amount of fluoride
- Brush twice a day, two minutes each
- Floss daily
- Pack plates with green vegetables, lean protein and dairy products
Why worry about food choices? Eating habits are also important to obtaining healthier teeth. Sugary and acidic food and beverages should be eaten in moderation because they can produce more bacteria to weaken the enamel. Also, a glass of water is good drink at every meal, washing away excess sugar and acid-causing bacteria.
When you and your child have toothbrushes in hand, remember these tips to improve the effectiveness of oral hygiene techniques. If you eat as a family, you need to brush as a family. Keep up the good work, and you will notice the difference regarding your oral health. Dr. Koechley is also participating in Dentist With a Heart program to celebrate Children's Health Month. Stay tuned for more updates!
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Koechley, Batavia family dentist, and his dental team, call (630) 406-9441. Or you can head over to www.bataviasmiles.com
to submit an online appointment form. Just pick a specific date and time and one of Dr. Koechley's staff will be in contact with you or a family member.
About Dr. John C. Koechley:
Dr. John C. Koechley received his undergraduate degree in Zoology from Ohio State University in 1976. Afterwards in 1979, Dr. Koechley received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from Ohio State University. He received advanced training in endodontic, prosthodontics, oral surgery and operative dentistry during his service in the United States Navy. Dr. Koechley opened his private practice in 1988. Dr. Koechley participates in continuing education courses, and he trained in prosthetic, esthetic and occlusion procedures. He remains an active member of multiple dental organizations: American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Outside of his practice, Dr. Koechley loves spending time with his wife, Kim, and son, Jonathan.Media Contact:
John C. Koechley, D.D.S.
420 South Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
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