Cavities are one of the most prevalent dental problems among children across the world.
Having cavities on teeth not only hampers your kid’s oral health but also adversely impacts the overall physical wellbeing and growth of your kid.
However, by following simple steps we can prevent caries and these simple habits will carry your kid’s smile for a long time.
1 – Brushing Twice Per Day
The thumb rule to maintain oral health and prevent cavities is to follow proper and routine oral care. It is very important to brush kid’s teeth twice a day, for at least two minutes under supervision. By brushing the teeth for a proper amount of time ensures all the harmful bacteria are cleaned off from the teeth, thus preventing the cavities. It is very essential to make sure to clean all the accessible surfaces of the teeth, which is often overlooked and lead to marginal cavities.
2 – Avoid Sugary food
We all know how an excess amount of sugar consumption can cause tooth decay. But most of us fail to understand is how it works? Excess sugar consumption provides a favorable environment for the growth of harmful bacteria. This activity creates acids which eventually destroy the tooth enamel. Therefore, try limiting the amount of sugar will prevent cavities and enamel remain strong.
Additionally, it is advised to avoid starchy carbs like bread and chips to keep teeth healthy. If the starchy carbs are left in the mouth for too long, it can turn into sugar, providing a favorable environment for bacterial growth. Alternatively, brush immediately after consuming sticky foods and rinse your mouth with water after consuming sugary drinks.
3 – Drink water instead of sugary drinks
Do you know drinks with a high amount of sugar are also bad for teeth and work as fuel for bacteria? The best way to hydrate is to drink lots of water instead of sugary drinks. Water is one of the best things that keep your mouth healthy by maintaining optimum PH in mouth thus avoiding mouth diseases including dental caries.
4-Fight Cavities with Regular Dental Check-ups
It is essential that your child should visit a dental clinic once every six months for routine check-ups. The routine checkup enables you to get ahead of any dental health issue that may be occurring and help in maintaining a healthier smile that lasts for a lifetime.
BULK BILL CDBS For kids:
Auradentists are a proud supporter of government CDBS scheme introduced to preventing oral disease in children. This government initiative is for eligible families for up to $1000 free treatment in two years. Auradentists bulk bill the treatment with no out of pocket expenses. Contact us for more information or follow following link https://www.auradentists.com.au/children-dentistry/
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