How To Prevent Tooth Decay In Children

Dental care is typically not the top of a child’s priority list. Instead, it’s more likely to have your child rush through their morning hygiene care to get to their exciting day ahead. Although their enthusiasm is great, rushing through dental hygiene routines raises the chances of tooth decay. Here are some things that you can do to prevent tooth decay in your child:

Use Of Fluoride
Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay. Essentially, fluoride encourages healthy tooth enamel by preventing mineral loss, replaces minerals that have been lost through erosion, and reduces acid in the mouth. Your child can get fluoride into their routines simply by drinking tap water, the dentist prescribed fluoride tablets or mouthwashes with fluoride additives.

Limit Sugary Foods
Limiting the number of sugary foods you give your child has many overall health benefits, including benefits for the health of their teeth. Reducing foods with a high level of sugar will lead to reduced acid production and therefore reduced tooth erosion and decay because minerals in the enamel are not affected.

Brush Properly
Ensure that your child brushes their teeth for 2 minutes with a soft-bristled brush. Every individual tooth should be brushed on all faces. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste is a great way to ensure mouth cleanliness and to get an extra dose of healthy fluoride.

Get Regular Check-Ups
It is absolutely vital for young children to visit their dentist regularly. As they age, their teeth will go through changes that a dentist will be able to guide them through. In addition to this, because children are likely to not brush their teeth properly at all times, regular dental visits will ensure regular thorough cleaning.

Pay close attention to your child’s dental hygiene in order to avoid instances of tooth decay as it can be a very uncomfortable situation for your child in the long run. If you are looking for professional dental care, visit Pina Mazza at Maple Dental Hygiene Care today. To book an appointment call 416.835.5002.


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