California Orthodontist Atoosa Nikaeen, DDS, plans to spend National Children’s Dental Health Month educating both patients and parents and speaking to school children about the importance of proper oral hygiene and diet.

Nikaeen and other employees at her Los Angeles and Santa Monica practices are continuing the annual tradition this February. This year, Nikaeen plans to emphasize the important role that proper nutrition plays in relation to good oral health.

“This is a topic we actually discuss with our patients and parents daily,” said Nikaeen. “But February gives us an opportunity for community outreach, where we educate students in our local school systems on the topic and really drive home the point among our patients.”