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How to stop children's teeth from decaying

Posted on 5/8/2023 by Singing River Dentistry Madison
How to stop children's teeth from decayingThe most prevalent dental issue involving children is tooth decay. Usually, it causes the teeth to develop holes, which are characterized by excruciating pain. Cavities are the name given to these voids. Bacteria that live on the plaque that coats a child's teeth are typically the primary cause of tooth decay. Moreover, excessive eating of sugary foods contributes to it. Infants are known to have dental decay at a younger age than adults, particularly if they are frequently given liquids that are high in sugar.

Brushing teeth regularly

Brushing your teeth on a regular basis is one of the best strategies to stop tooth decay. Plaque can be removed with the help of tooth brushing, which keeps germs from building up on the surface of the tooth. Additionally, brushing your teeth keeps them healthy and clean. The fluoride component in toothpaste is thought to be very useful in preventing plaque buildup and strengthening teeth. It's critical to wash your teeth properly while being mindful not to harm your gums. Children typically require adult assistance when brushing their teeth.

Avoiding sugary foods

Sugary foods are a major cause of tooth decay. Consequently, maintaining a healthy diet and avoiding the consumption of foods and drinks containing too much sugar helps prevent tooth decay. You are allowed to consume sugary foods once in a while, provided you take the initiative to brush your teeth immediately after. You may also consider feeding your infant unsweetened drinks to help prevent tooth decay.

Regular dental visits

Regular dental checkups are very important as they facilitate the early detection of tooth decay in children. However, in the event that the tooth has already started decaying, various steps can be taken to prevent further damage to the tooth.

Our office drills the cavities and then fills them to stop tooth decay before it becomes worse. You can get in touch with us for comparable services and qualified advice on how to keep your kids' teeth healthy.
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