Dental caries (decay) impacts nearly every child, though it is entirely preventable. As a parent, you can shape the future of your child oral health by arming yourself with a few facts about cavities. We will be here to provide valuable resources, information, and professional dental cleanings to prevent decay. We also offer fluoride treatments and sealants as an added measure against cavities.
Sugar Is Only Part of the Problem
Kids’ cereals and snack crackers are starchy substances that quickly convert to sugar in the mouth and can remain in the grooves of the teeth for many hours, making them a high-risk snack for kids to eat. Brushing teeth after your little one enjoys a starchy snack is essential.
Your Child Needs Your Help
Kids love their independence and often want to complete tasks by themselves. It is fine to let your child begin brushing their teeth, but you will need to follow up with thorough brushing and flossing until at least age eight when their motor skills are developed enough to do a good job on their own.
If you want more information about pediatric dentistry in Madera, CA, we will be happy to schedule a happy visit for you and your child. This early childhood dental appointment will help your little one develop a positive attitude about their trips to the dentist.