How Can I Prevent My Child from Getting Cavities?
Did you know that dental treatment is the #1 cause of missed school for children? Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent childhood diseases, but thankfully it can be prevented with proper education and oral hygiene.
Keep the Teeth Clean
Until your child can tie her own shoes, you should continue to help her brush and floss her own teeth. Spend at least two minutes, twice a day brushing all tooth surfaces. Follow up with floss to clean the areas between (which often decay first!)
Maintain a Balanced Diet
Drinking plenty of water and eating fresh fruits and vegetables will limit the amount of plaque on your child’s teeth. Keep special treats like juice or dessert with a meal to reduce the time acid can spend on the tooth enamel.
See a Dentist Regularly
Regular check-ups with a pediatric dentist will help monitor tooth development and pinpoint susceptible areas before cavities have a chance to form. Professional fluoride applications and protective sealants can stop decay before it starts.
Add Fluoride Each Day
Denali Pediatric Dentistry wants you to know that it’s possible to keep your child’s smile healthy, even if you’ve had your own fair share of dental problems. Set up a preventive care visit and oral hygiene consultation by calling us.