By: Taylor O’Neil
To most people, the idea of brown teeth sounds gross and disgusting. This can be caused by an overabundance of fluoride in the water.
Fluoride in water is good because it can help prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay and dental disease is the top reason children miss school. This is shocking to the average person, but 500,000 days are missed because of tooth decay. Dr. Snow finds this unacceptable. It can cause cavities, which form acids that then remove the enamel from the teeth.
Dr. Snow encourages the public to know how to prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay can be prevented with fluoride, which California water is now required to have. Toothpastes with fluoride help, as well as treatments by the dentist.
He warns of the problems of too much fluoride and how teeth can turn brown or gain brown spots, which is especially a problem when young children’s teeth are developing. However, around the age of four, parents do not need to be as careful about limiting the intake of fluoride.
“A lot of people don’t realize that decay is a communicable disease and we give it to each other by kissing. Mothers have decay germs and when they kiss their babies they give babies the decay germs,” said Dr. Snow.
Dr. Snow educates the Santa Clarita Valley on tooth decay
Dr. Snow educates our local elementary children. He is renowned in the Santa Clarita Valley for giving back to our community.
He has created a non-profit organization that provides dental services for children whose families cannot afford to take their children to the dentist.
Dr. Snow is known for visiting our local schools in the Santa Clarita Valley where he encourages children to understand proper oral hygiene and tells them about the harms of dental disease.
“About 27 years ago to access dental needs in the Antelope Valley, I approached the Lancaster School District to do a study to see what the needs were,” said Dr. Snow.
He has found that children from the age range 9 to 10 do not visit the dentist as frequently as they should. 10% of the children in that age range have never visited a dentist and 20% have not been within a year.
50 million Americans do not have teeth due to gum disease or tooth decay, while roughly 30% of the children said they knew someone without teeth.
While visiting our schools he also has children participate in screenings to be sent home, so that parents can be informed of their child’s dental health.
Dr. Snow said that he “examines our kids, so parents can take appropriate action.”
KHTS promotes Dr. Snow and encourages local schools to have him come and visit 4th grade classes and participate in the screenings.
Children remain fascinated during his presentations as he explains that tooth decay is transferable through kissing. The children react with nervous giggles or a shock.
Dr. Snow is known throughout the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas for having the top of the line, most modern orthodontic treatments. He has other offices located in Lancaster, Palmdale, Ridgecrest, Encino, Phelan, Tehachapi, and Champlin.
Snow continues to maintain his reputation as one of the top orthodontists in Santa Clarita as well as his active involvement in our local schools.
Snow has been creating smiles since 1971. For more information, visit his website at http://www.drsnow.com or call the SCV office at (661) 799-0775.
Dr. Snow Talks To Santa Clarita Schools About Tooth Decay
Article Source: Santa Clarita Orthodontists
Author: Taylor O’Neil