What is Preventive Dental Care?

Preventive dental care involves all the steps a parent and child can take to avoid future dental issues. No one should only be visiting the dentist when they have a specific dental concerns, especially children. Below we address some important preventive dental care measures that a parent and child can take to stop any oral health problems before they occur.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for more information, contact us today!

Regular Dentist Visits

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An important way to prevent cavities and tooth decay in children is to schedule regular dental appointments.  At every appointment, our staff can make sure that your child’s teeth are completely healthy, and address any potential problems early on.  The best way to solve an issue is to prevent it from ever happening!

Healthy Brushing Habits

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Cavities form when plaque builds up on and in-between teeth, but regular brushing can prevent this build-up from happening.  Your child should brush twice a day, every day to ensure clean and healthy teeth!  Brushing teeth everyday is a perfect way to practice preventive dental care.

Avoid Excessive Sugar Intake

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Avoiding a large intake of sugar is not just generally healthy for the body, but is healthy for our teeth as well.  Heavy amounts of sugar can destroy tooth enamel and tooth decay much quicker than other food substances.  Chewing hard sugar candies in large quantities can also be damaging to teeth.  Limit sugar to limit cavities!

Healthy habits is a sure way to have healthy teeth!  If you follow these preventive dental care suggestions above, your child should have strong teeth for years to come.  If you have any further questions feel free to schedule an appointment!