If you haven’t kept up with your kid’s oral hygiene, you are likely to be subjected to a scream fest from them the moment they see the drill that will remove their cavities. You can easily avoid all this mess by making sure your kid follows a brushing routine that gets them to brush twice a day, morning and nighttime, along with using a good mouthwash and flossing.
Most kids tend to hate flossing. However, by following the same routine and showing them how it made your teeth stronger, you can get them on the right track. Dr. Justin and Dr. Joni and our dentists at Gallatin Valley Pediatric Dentistry recommend that you start teaching your kids good oral hygiene habits early so that as they grow, it becomes a part of their routine.
Following are five tips on how to prevent cavities in kids:
Bacteria transfer easily from the slightest touch. So, avoid sharing your food and drinks with your kids and tell them to do the same with their friends.
Kids usually snack on crisps and candies. These are the worst types of junk food and cause severe cavities. So, make sure that when your kid is hankering for a snack, they munch on something healthy.
Fruits that have a high amount of water and are crunchy keep your mouth hydrated, which prevents halitosis.
Sticky candies and toffees lead to acid formation, which can accelerate tooth decay.