Tony Cigno, Wisconsin family dentist, shares how to make sure your kids and teens get proper pediatric dental care.
Greenfield, WI — June 13, 2016 — Wisconsin Dentist Tony Cigno recently published a new article, “Pediatric Dental Care: Mind Your P’s and Q’s to Ensure Your Kids’ and Teens’ Teeth Stay Healthy!”
In the article, Dr. Cigno starts by pointing out how your parental vigilance and diligence should extend to the dental care of your kids and teens. He then goes on to share some specific areas of pediatric dental care parents sometimes overlook and how to make sure you don’t fall into that trap.
Some of the areas he covers are watching how certain things your kids eat affect their teeth, how the “binky” impacts dental health, how specific medications can be harmful over time, and even the importance of keeping teen boys away from smokeless tobacco.
As Dr. Cigno says, “Many teen boys – especially those who are athletes – seem to think smokeless tobacco products like dip and snuff are not as harmful as other tobacco products you smoke. Yet, this is not the case. Smokeless tobacco still poses the risk of oral cancer and increased cavities. Dip or snuff also increases the likelihood of other head, throat, and sinus cancers too. And this risk is much higher for those who start younger.”
He closes by reminding parents that the main thing to remember is that you are your kids and teens dental guardian and dental health advocate.
The entire article can be found here: http://www.cignodental.com/pediatric-dental-care-mind-your-ps-and-qs-to-ensure-your-kids-and-teens-teeth-stay-healthy/
About Tony Cigno
Dr. Antonio (Tony) Cigno has been practicing dentistry for 25 years. Dr. Cigno received a DMD from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Cigno is also finishing a Fellowship and Mastership at the Academy of General Dentistry and has written several published articles. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and the International Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Cigno was Wisconsin’s very 1st and Premiere Provider of Fastbraces and one of 10 senior master affiliates in the world. Committed to continuing education, Dr. Cigno has completed over 600 hours of additional courses in implant dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, myofascial pain/occlusion and operative dentistry. He also has another 400 hours in interpersona