Tooth Decay in Children – 5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Child from Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay in Children

Tooth decay can be the major threat to your child’s dental health. Here are the best ways to keep cavities, and tooth decay at bay.

Routine Dental Check-Ups

Routine Dental Check-Ups

Preschool children should visit the Claremont dentist at least once a year. By grade one, they should be seen twice a year.

Create a Daily Hygiene Routine

Create a Daily Hygiene Routine

Help your child brush at least twice a day and ensure you are flossing their teeth for them once a day. Children do not develop the dexterity to brush and floss adequately until about the age of 8 or 9.

Use Dental Sealants

Use Dental Sealants

Get sealants applied on the inner surface of teeth to cover the pits and grooves. They act as a barrier between harmful foods or beverages and your child’s teeth.

Give Up Harmful Foods

Give Up Harmful Foods

Sugary drinks, including fruit juice, acidic foods or snacks rich in carbohydrates can stick to your child’s teeth and get trapped in the crevices. This results in bacteria formation and leads to decay.

Encourage Healthy Eating

Encourage Healthy Eating

Encourage your child to eat a healthy diet with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables.

Dr. Nishant Vaishnav

Dr. Nishant Vaishnav believes in combining technology and education to provide the highest quality of dentistry. He takes pride in his work and endeavours to help everyone achieve a great smile. He graduated from University of Mumbai, India in year 2000. His perseverance led him to do further studies and completed his Masters in Periodontics in 2004. He is also a member of ITI. He works in the capacity of Principal and General Dentist at Ashton Avenue Dental Practice.

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