How To Prevent Cavities

It is important to know how to prevent cavities in children. They can be painful, and sometimes dangerous if not treated. Sometimes brushing and flossing is not enough. In this blog post, we will go over some essential steps in preventing cavities for kids.

What Causes Cavities?

Cavities can have many causes. One of the most common causes of cavities for children is their diet. Make sure to feed children a healthy and balanced diet to help prevent cavities. Avoid excessive sugar, soda, and acidic food. Another common cause of cavities in children is improper oral hygiene. Children should brush their teeth at least twice a day, floss every day, and use a fluoride mouthwash. Next we will go over a few tips to help prevent cavities:

1. Drink plenty of water throughout the day

Hydration is important and has many benefits for children. It also washes away food particles, and keeps the mouth at a healthy pH balance. In addition to drinking lots of water, try to avoid sugary drinks like juice and soda.

2. Brush Teeth as soon as the first tooth comes in

When your child gets their first tooth, it is super exciting! It is essential to make sure you are brushing their teeth as soon as that first one comes in to keep the incoming and existing teeth healthy and clean.

3. Dentist Visits twice a year

Lastly, make sure you take your child to the dentist at least twice a year. At the dentist, they can do a more thorough cleaning of the teeth, check for cavities, and address any issues or concerns you or the child might have about their teeth.

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