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)

Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased
A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

Defying the odds: US Army veteran with above-the-knee amputation to run NYC Marathon
United States Army veteran Edward Lychik joined the military because he wanted to be part of something bigger than himself.

Ebola death toll rises, fewer cases in Guinea than thought, WHO says
The Ebola epidemic has killed 4,951 people out of 13,567 infected in eight countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday, slightly revising downwards its figures for cases mainly due to "suspected cases in Guinea being discarded."

Tau protein, not plaque, may cause Alzheimer’s, study says
New research has found that plaques are not the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease, but rather the protein tau, also known as “tangles.”

Pennsylvania girl battling cancer collects Play Doh for fellow patients
An 8-year-old Pennsylvania girl battling bone cancer is on a mission to collect Play Doh so that other pediatric patients have something to play with while at the hospital.

Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

12:00pm Sleepy Hollow
1:00pm
Sleepy Hollow
2:00pm
Sleepy Hollow
3:00pm Ring of Honor Wrestling
4:00pm Big Bang Theory
4:30pm Big Bang Theory
5:00pm Paid Program
5:30pm FOX College Football Pregame
6:30pm FOX College Football: "Standord vs. Oregon"
** Times approximate after football **
10:00pm
FOX 47 News at 9
10:30pm Animation Domination
11:30pm Ring of Honor Wrestling


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix