Celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month With Pensacola Kids Dentistry


children's dental healthFebruary is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child visit the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts?

Pensacola Mom Collective is pleased to feature Drs. Allie and Neil Simmons, board-certified pediatric dentists at Pensacola Kids Dentistry.

We have partnered with Drs. Simmons to bring you some important facts about caring for your child’s teeth and establishing a good brushing routine:

  • Starting at birth, clean your child’s gums with a soft cloth and water.

  • As soon as your child’s teeth erupt, brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

  • If they are under the age of 2, use a small “smear” of toothpaste.

  • If they are 2-5 years old, use a “pea-size” amount of toothpaste.

  • Be sure and use an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste and make sure your child does not swallow it.

  • When brushing, the parent should brush the child’s teeth until they are old enough to do a good job on their own.

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Dr. Allie and Dr. Neil Simmons with their family.

Doctor Allie and Doctor Neil specialize in children and adolescence with a focus on preventive care to help each child grow a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Raising a family of their own in Pensacola, they know what you are looking for in a dentist and the importance of finding a practice that not only cares for your children but for your family as well.

To learn more about their practice and schedule your appointment, contact Pensacola Kids Dentistry at 850-549-3656

Click on the image below for a FUN activity and coloring sheet provided by Pensacola Kids Dentistry. The more we encourage brushing, the more our children will enjoy brushing (wink, wink!).

We will have a lot of great tips coming from Dr. Allie Simmons over in our stories on social media today…


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