caring for KIds dental health
Your Amazing Kid's dental health is maintained by amazing habits and a healthy diet. Want to avoid cavities? Brushing twice a day with toothpaste, flossing once a day, and limiting sugary snacks and beverages is the way to go!
Guidelines for your kids dental care
Limiting sugary snacks and beverages.
Brushing twice a day with toothpaste, flossing once a day, using fun songs and 'brush tunes' help. Find some great examples here.
Only water in sippy cups for "during the night" drinks.
Fluoride applications in appropriate amounts every 6 months at dental visits help to prevent tooth decay, can help remineralize teeth, and possibly decrease demineralization of teeth.
Mouth guards should be worn for sports practices and games! The best ones are the ones with a custom fit.
The best time to have your child evaluated for orthodontic needs is age 7!
Xylitol in chewing gum can also help reduce cavities in kids.