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Teaching Your Kids about Cavity Prevention


Does your child have a sweet tooth? A love for sugary foods could become future cavities. Prevent this by teaching your kids about cavity prevention. Proper teeth cleaning for children can help you avoid dental health issues.

Children’s cavities are more common than asthma, but with proper teeth care, your family can prevent cavities. Visits to a child’s dentist can also help with cavity prevention.

How to Teach Your Children about Cavity Prevention

Children’s cavity can occur as soon as baby teeth erupt. Early teeth cleaning can prevent your child from having to visit a dentist for a cavity filling. Use these tips to teach your kids how to care for their pearly whites.

Fluoride is your friend

Strengthen your children’s enamel and strengthen their teeth with fluoride. This substance contains cavity-fighting ingredients. Fluoride can prevent and reverse the early signs of cavities and tooth decay.

You can find fluoride in your community water supplies, fluoride toothpaste, rinses, and gels. Ask your child’s dentist how much fluoride they recommend you to give your child.

Proper teeth cleaning starts early

Early teeth cleaning is another great cavity prevention tactic. You can begin teeth cleaning as early as infancy. To clean their mouth and gums to prevent tooth decay and cavities, grab a soft, small washcloth and gently massage their gums after feedings. As teeth come in, teach your children how to brush their teeth with a soft bristle toothbrush and water. Guide them when they are brushing their teeth until they are old enough to do it on their own.

Your child’s dentist is your helper

If you’re unfamiliar with cavity prevention, have no fear! Your child’s dentist is here! It is important to begin visits to your dental office early. They will help explain more about cavity prevention to both you and your child. Developing a great relationship early on can rid your child of any dental visit anxieties.

Our Children’s Dentistry Will Help You!

The children’s dentists at Cabrillo Family Dental Care will make your little one feel comfortable. We will help your child develop proper teeth care habits. Schedule an appointment for our children’s dentistry today!