Preventing Cavities In Children

preventionmarkerAre you feeling more and more concerned that you aren’t doing everything possible to keep your child in the “cavity-free club?” If so, it’s time you take a step back, take a deep breath, and consider some helpful advice. Remember that children’s dentistry includes the same focus on prevention as adult care – we just happen to offer some extra helpful treatments to keep your child’s smile healthy and free of tooth decay.

Keep Going With Your Home Care

Don’t become disheartened if your child has experienced tooth decay or if you are simply worried you aren’t doing enough to promote your child’s oral health. Home care really is just as simple as you think it is – your child needs to brush twice a day and floss once a day. Add the following guidelines in for a successful experience with children’s dentistry efforts at home:

  • Ensure your child is using a child’s toothbrush that has soft bristles
  • Check that your child uses fluoridated toothpaste
  • Remember to bend dental floss around the sides of teeth, rather than simply shifting the floss up and down between teeth

Visit Us For Enhanced Protection

Just like we suggest for parents, we recommend your child come in to see us twice a year (every six months) for a children’s dentistry preventive checkup and cleaning. Professional removal of plaque and tartar offers exceptional tooth decay protection. In addition, we offer dental sealants and fluoride treatment to optimize your little one’s ability to avoid cavity development, so teeth stay healthy.