The Best Way to Prevent Cavities

Article written by Elite Dental Group.

One of the most common ways a child develops a cavity occurs when family members eat from the same spoon and pass on their oral bacteria to the child. Dentists recommend not allowing family members to share things that might transfer saliva from one person to the other.

Oral bacterial can be greatly reduced through proper regular dental care. Even pregnant mothers should strive for excellent oral hygiene during and after pregnancy. Avoid allowing a child to fall asleep with a bottle each night. Try using a pacifier, blanket or favorite toy to soothe the child instead of the bottle.

Be sure to use water that contains fluoride. Get the whole family committed to regular dental checkups. Start on good dental hygiene early. As soon as teeth appear, start a regular but gentle tooth cleaning routine with the child. Parents can use a soft toothbrush or damp cloth to clean the teeth.

Cleaning your child’s teeth is normally the parent’s responsibility at least into preschool years. Be sure to check the child’s teeth regularly for dark or chalky white spots. Your child’s first visit to the dentist should be done within six months of the first tooth appearing or by the child’s first birthday. As we get in the habit of good dental care at young ages, it will last throughout our lives.

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