Your kids are more prone to cavities than you are in certain ways because they have not yet become extremely skilled at brushing, flossing, doing so on time and frequently enough, and because they are probably not going to be careful about the foods they eat. So, since you’re the one who has to manage the details until your little ones become older and much more independent with their preventive care, our Lake Orion, MI team has some helpful suggestions for you. Consider some key details that offer the extra protection growing smiles need to avoid cavities!
When you want your kids to avoid cavities, you want to make it as easy as possible to keep bacteria from damaging dental tissue. This is what happens when decay occurs: Bacteria from plaque eat carbs and sugar that your child consumes, then they release acids as they digest those foods. The acids break down dental tissue. A cavity forms! One very simple way to protect your little one’s oral health is to rely on the preventive care treatment called sealants, which places a very thin yet highly effective barrier onto the chewing surface of your child’s back teeth.
Curb Sugar Intake
We know that as a parent, you want your kids to enjoy life but you also really want to do what you’re supposed to do in regard to preventive care (because nobody wants their kiddo to develop a cavity!). So, simply remember to do your best to keep sugar to a minimum. Remind your kids to drink water after candies and desserts. Never ever skip brushing. It’s an easy way to curb cavity development.
Check In On Home Habits
The habits that you can consider at home include just about everything that can help your child avoid cavities. This might sound overwhelming but we have categorized it for you, so preventive care away from the checkups and cleanings you receive at our practice is easier for you to manage:
- Check in to see that your kids are brushing and flossing, that they’re doing it thoroughly, frequently enough, and that they don’t have any questions
- Check in to ensure your children are getting enough water everyday, which helps keep smiles clean and free of cavities
See Us For Children’s Dental Care Soon For Excellent Prevention
We are here to help you and your children avoid problems like tooth decay, so excellent oral health can continue! To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.