Acknowledging National Children’s Dental Health Month

Happy National Children’s Dental Health Month from the staff at Reddick Orthodontics! While orthodontic treatment is typically reserved for adolescents and adults, healthy teeth start early on, so it’s vital that we raise awareness of the importance of practicing proper dental health care at a young age. As your orthodontist in Melbourne, we also think it’s a great reminder to take extra special care of your teeth while wearing braces!

National Children’s Dental Health Month is sponsored by the American Dental Association each February and is intended to help educate children and their caregivers about the importance of practicing good dental health early on in life. The ADA has done a wonderful job making the campaign kid friendly, complete with the slogan, “Defeat Monster Mouth,” and fun character posters. The story is that the McGrinn twins, Flossy and Buck team up with Den and Gen Smiley and K-9 the dog to defeat Plaqster the Monster. The only way to defeat Plaqster is to brush, floss, rinse, and eat healthy snacks throughout your life!

At Reddick Orthodontics we hope that you find February to be educational for you and your children. As your orthodontist in Melbourne we remind you that keeping up with your dental health during your orthodontic treatment is essential to achieving the healthiest smile that you can.


We are now welcoming patients and parents into our waiting rooms.  There is no need to call us when you arrive.  We are, however, asking that everyone wear face coverings upon entering, regardless of vaccination status.  We continue to take precautions for prevention of spreading COVID-19.  We remain vigilant with our sterilization and disinfection protocols and we will continue taking additional precautionary measures as well.  We still ask that you reschedule your appointments if the patient has been symptomatic in the last ten days or has been recently exposed to someone known to be infected with COVID-19.

 We will continue utilizing only half of our operatories to maintain significant distance between patients.  We ask that all of our patients thoroughly brush their teeth prior to their appointments to limit the use of our toothbrushing area.  As always, we will continue to be committed to giving each of our patients the best possible experience!

Thank you for your understanding!

Dr. Reddick and the Reddick Orthodontics Team