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As a parent, you might be wondering about the importance of oral health for baby teeth. Even though baby teeth do fall out eventually, if you and your child aren’t practicing good oral care habits at home that can encourage the development of cavities. According to the CDC, untreated cavities can lead to problems in school and difficulties with eating, playing, and learning. Plus, if your child loses their tooth too soon, it can lead to the development of crooked or misaligned adult teeth. Because cavities are highly preventable, we’ll be discussing ways you can prevent cavities in children.
Whether your child is first getting their tooth or is finally brushing their teeth on their own, it’s important you have the right techniques to ensure proper oral health. We have a few tips for you to keep in mind:
Nutrition has a significant impact on your child’s oral health. If your child enjoys too many sugary treats and drinks, that can increase their risk for cavities. Any kind of sticky sweet is especially dangerous as they stick to the enamel of your child’s teeth for a lengthier period of time. We recommend a diet rich in:
Of course, make sure your child is also drinking plenty of water and limit the number of sugary drinks. Water washes away bacteria in your child’s mouth which keeps bacteria at bay. If you need extra tips, we’d be happy to offer nutritional help at your next appointment!
One of the best ways to prevent cavities in children is by taking them to the dentist every six months for a cleaning and exam. Also, being a good example is important too! Children watch as much as they listen, so make sure you are practicing good oral hygiene too.