Cavity Prevention – Protect Your Child’s Teeth

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Tips On Cavity Prevention For Toddlers & Babies

Babies start teething from six months onward, and it is essential to take care of these teeth and to make sure they remain cavity-free.

Your child’s first dental visit should be before their first birthday.

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

When a parent puts their baby to bed with a bottle filled with a sugary drink, the baby can develop “baby bottle” tooth decay,

 

If you want to put your child to bed with a bottle, then make sure it’s plain water, as even formula or milk contains sugar.

Supervise Tooth Brushing

Daily brushing of teeth is difficult for young children because they cannot brush correctly.

 

It is important to supervise them properly to make sure they brush thoroughly and consistently in that they learn how to floss correctly.

Tooth brushing can seem like a chore, so try to get them involved through allowing them to pick out their child-sized toothbrush in a design that appeals.

Make sure their toothpaste is in the flavor they like, but emphasize the importance of not swallowing it!

Buy them an electric toothbrush with a built-in timer or purchase a fun shaped timer that will be in the bathroom for their use.

 

Pick out dental floss they feel comfortable using and make sure they use it regularly. Midtown Dentistry can offer you tips and tricks on how to floss children’s teeth effectively.

 

Another thing you can try doing is toothbrush your teeth alongside them so they can copy your actions. Anything that makes tooth brushing fun and exciting will be worthwhile until it becomes an ingrained habit.

Make Sure They Visit Midtown Dentistry Regularly

Having your child begin regular dental visits at an early age is an excellent way to start a lifetime habit

Voicing a positive attitude towards their dentist visits is the best way to help them develop the habit of going to the dentist regularly.

The use of dental sealants protects your child’s adult teeth against decay. Talk to your dentist about the use of dental fluoride.

 

A healthy diet is an integral part of having healthy teeth. Limit sugary treats and drinks for special occasions only and not a part of their regular diet.

 

Your dentist or nutritionist can give you lots of information about healthy diets for young children.

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