During their early years, your child’s teeth are more susceptible to cavities and decay. This risk is heightened even more when they regularly enjoy sugary candies and sodas. It can be hard to tell your kid “no” to something that seems so harmless. Even so, these treats can do serious damage to their teeth, containing high amounts of sugar and acid that cause cavities and decay. Your child’s current oral health can have harmful implications for their teeth in the future. How can you help your kids fight tooth decay?
Cut Back As Much As Possible
It’s best to completely remove sodas from your child’s diet, but if that can’t be done, dentists recommend only having them during meals. Your child’s saliva production is increased while chewing which helps keep the sodas acid off of their teeth. Also make sure that your child only drinks water between meals.
Teach Them About Oral Care
It can be difficult for children to visualize the damage beverages such as sodas or energy drinks can have on their teeth. There are a number of educational apps that include games, videos, and quizzes that show kids the risks of drinking sugar-filled drinks in a fun and informational manner.
Schedule Regular Dentist Visits
You should schedule checkups and cleanings with your child’s dentist at least every six months. Their dentist can provide a full range of services while also teaching them good dental habits that they can use for the rest of their life.
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Our dentists have dentistry services for every age group. Schedule an appointment today. Contact us at our local Shrewsbury, MA office at 508-842-8838.