WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Health News

MADISON (WMSN) -- Going to the dentist may not be at the top of your list of things you enjoy.


But one Madison doctor is trying to make it that way for kids.


Lucas and Emma Kostecki are showing what it takes to keep their teeth healthy.


"Brush twice a day and keep your teeth clean," said Emma Kostecki, 9-years-old.


They're learning this from their dentist - whose goal is for families to take care of their child's teeth starting at birth.


"I questioned bringing them at such an early age but I think it was the right choice," said Julie Kostecki, Madison Resident.


Doctor Kieth Dobracki agrees, he tries to keep that phobia from entering his office.


"There's a lot we teach the mom about what healthy gums look like versus what not healthy gums look like how to treat teeth when they come in," said Dr. Keith Dobracki.


They also let parents know how important it is to monitor your child's baby teeth.


"Getting cavities in baby teeth makes you three times more suceptible to getting cavities in adult teeth and baby teeth make space for adult teeth," said Dr. Dobracki.


The doctor says what most parents don't realize is that dental health is one of the leading causes of why children miss school.


"When children have cavities in the front of the mouth they might become self-concious," said Dr. Dobracki.


The doctor's hope is to let every child be proud of their smile - and to have no fear.


"It's important to keep your teeth healthy because you can eat what you want and when you get older you don't have to wear dentures," said Lucas Kostacki, 12-years-old.


The dentist is offering a free dentist visit for any child under three years old for their first visit, for the next three months.


We have more information if you follow this link.

Madison doctor shows children not to fear the dentist

Video List

Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!

Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)

8 ways to fake being a morning person
It's no wonder we can't get out of bed in the morning: about 60 percent of Americans wake up feeling groggy at least a few times a week, according to the National Sleep Foundation survey.

2 Illinois veterans' home residents die of Legionnaires' disease
Two residents of an Illinois veterans' home have died of Legionnaires' Disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday.

Legionnaires' disease prompts California prison to shut off water
An inmate at San Quentin State Prison on San Francisco Bay was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease and about 20 others showed symptoms of pneumonia, prompting officials to shut off water service at the institution, a prison spokeswoman said on Friday.

FDA warns of severe joint pain risk with DPP-4 diabetes drugs
A class of diabetes drugs that include Merck & Co Inc's Januvia have been linked with severe joint pain, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.

Why energy drinks are harming your kids
Research shows that beyond a brief caffeine high, there are actually no health benefits to energy drinks. In fact, the combination of different chemicals is likely to do more harm than good, especially for children.

Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

12:00pm FOX 47 Movie: "Underworld"
2:30pm
Paid Program
3:00pm
Ring of Honor Wrestling
4:00pm Big Bang Theory
4:30pm
Big Bang Theory
5
:00pm
Two and a Half Men
5:30pm
Two and a Half Men
6:00pm Monopoly Millionaires Club
7:00pm Bullseye
8:00pm Home Free
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:30pm Paid Program
10:00pm Animation Domination
11:00pm Ring of Honor Wrestling


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix