Teaching your child to brush their teeth and take proper care of them is extremely important during early years of their life. By maintaining your child’s teeth and taking them to the dentist every year you will be ensuring strong, clean functioning teeth for their bright future!
What can you do?
- Ensure that your child brushes their teeth twice daily
- Assist your child with everyday flossing
- Reduce the amount of sugar and junk food intake
- Ensure they have regular dental check-ups
Ensuring that your child brushes two times a day is critical in removing plaque from the teeth and ensuring that the bacteria built-up is eliminated as well. If children do not learn to clean their teeth from a young age they could run into some serious dental issues in the future that you will want to avoid.
Each day it is extremely important to make sure your child flosses his/her teeth. Alongside brushing, flossing removes the leftover food and bacteria from in between your child’s teeth and gums. Flossing removes the leftover plaque that lingers between the teeth preventing gum disease and cavities.
What to avoid?
It is important to keep your child away from constantly eating candy and acidic food that take a toll on your teeth, gums and overall health over time. Children often enjoy chewing gum but it is also a good idea to have them chew sugarless gum.
Woodbridge Kids Dentistry has a solution for you! We offer sealants which are protective coatings placed on molars that prevent cavities from forming. Sealants are not a permanent solution to your problems but they do last for several years.
Typically, sealants are recommended for children who have molars, wisdom teeth and or premolars. If you are looking for more ways to ensure your child’s teeth stay strong and healthy as they grow visit Woodbridge Kids Dentistry online or call us at 905 264-1543 today!