Keep your children’s teeth clean!

This post is for educating children and parents about some good ways to keep your oral health in awesome shape. Cavities are the most common in the ages of 6-19. Here’s a couple good tips we think you should keep in mind, coming from a local dentist.

  1. Make sure you’re getting enough flouride. Check your toothpaste to see if it contains flouride or not. If it doesnt, you should switch brands or type of toothpaste to one that has flouride in it. Also see if the water that you drink most regularly has flouride as well. If it doesnt, you may want to switch brands or ask the dentist about supplements.
  2. Dental sealants. Dental sealants area thin layer of plastic coated on the teeth to help prevent cavities. You can contact your dentist to see about getting this done.
  3. Make sure to have a proper teeth brushing routine. Twice a day is highly recommended at the minimum. The best schedule is after breakfast and before bed. If possible to brush after every meal, it is advisable to do so. Also it needs to be for the full 2 minutes with the correct brushing technique. Using a timer and having a chart to keep track can help if you and the children are having trouble making it work.
  4. Avoiding the harmful foods. Anything sugary or acidic that will damage tooth enamel. Candy, soda, etc. Make sure to keep oral health friendly foods at home and educate them on what not to eat too often outside of the home.
  5. Go to the dentist! One of the most important obvious things to do. If you need a dentist local to Kokomo, IN or a dentist local to Lafayette, IN check out Lakewood Family Dental.

Keeping these tips in mind should do wonders for your children’s oral hygiene.