As parents, you can’t always control how your child chooses to maintain their oral health. Ultimately, it’s up to them. However, there are several ways you can help them to prevent cavities from damaging their little pearly whites! One of the best ways to enforce excellent dental hygiene is by practicing it yourself. Modeling proper oral hygiene can help them to want to brush their teeth when they’re younger, leading to better habits when they become older. That’s not all – get ready for a short version of a guide to cavity prevention for kids!
If you haven’t ever heard of this awesome prevention option, you’re in for a treat! These sealants are made of a thin plastic that covers the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars. This helps to protect your tooth enamel from sugary or acidic foods that could damage it otherwise. They can help adults, too, but young kids and teenagers make the best candidates!
While making appointments for the future can sometimes slip your mind as the day goes by, it’s important to make sure your child is seeing their dentist as recommended. If your child tends to be more prone to bacteria, your dentist may want to see them more often. Keeping up with these appointments will help to keep your child’s teeth clean, healthy, and (especially) cavity-free!
Cavities have become increasingly popular in the past couple years in children. The basis for good oral hygiene begins at home, so don’t forget to encourage tooth brushing and flossing!