Children Cavity Prevention
by: Dental Assistant Team
Preventing cavities in children, it is never too early to start good habits!
Early childhood cavities are possible, yes and we can prevent them of course. It is important to teach our little ones to care for their teeth as early as possible.
Like any good habits, the younger we instill them, the easier it is to maintain them. A healthy mouth is part of our overall health, so as soon as your child can chew you should really introduce them to brushing gently, and show them you are brushing your teeth.
For the youngsters we recommend avoiding drinking juices or liquid containing sugar including milk after brushing and especially avoid going to sleep with a bottle containing milk or a sugary drink. The soothing power milk has on toddlers often leads parents to leave a bottle in their child's crib which can lead to the development of cavities.
Drinking out of a sippy cup during the day is fine but avoid constant sipping all day as it can cause plaque.
As you know they want to do everything you do, make it fun and bring your child to your check up appointment, so she can sit on your lap, and get familiar with the environment.
When children are old enough, we can count their teeth with them, show them how we look inside their mouth with the bright light and a mirror, for a fun introduction to dental care.
It is important to make your child comfortable early with the environment of a dental office so that should he/she need dental work the experience will be less traumatic.
If you have any questions regarding this post, contact us at: 561-265-1998 , one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
Article date: Jul. 05 2013
Type: Dentist For Kids
Location: Boca Raton - Palm Beach County