Children’s teeth are just as vulnerable to decay as permanent adult teeth, if not more so. It’s no secret that most kids enjoy snacking on sweets, and they don’t know how to properly care for their teeth without guidance from their parents and dentist.
Three Easy Ways to Prevent Cavities
#1 Practice good oral hygiene at home.
At home, make sure your child brushes and flosses their teeth twice a day with ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste. Children under two-years-old should use fluoride-free toothpaste.
#2 Avoid sugary foods and drinks.
Cavity-forming bacteria are attracted to sugar, so it’s best to avoid starchy or sweet food and drinks such as sodas, certain juices, sugary cereals, desserts, and candy.
#3 Get regularly scheduled dental exams and cleanings.
Children should see their dentist every six months for a thorough oral examination and professional teeth cleaning. During an exam, Dr. Jungwoo looks for signs of decay, disease, and other abnormalities, while also monitoring your child’s dental development.
We then gently clean your child’s teeth to remove plaque and cavity-forming bacteria. Finally, we demonstrate how to brush and floss at home effectively, and we offer other preventive strategies.
Schedule Your Child’s Dental Exam Today!
Our team at Garland Grove Dentistry is passionate about helping families achieve beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime. We provide gentle exams and teeth cleanings for children of all ages in a fun and welcoming environment. Contact us today to schedule your child’s dental exam and cleaning!