As parents, we all want to make sure that our children’s teeth stay as cavity-free as possible. At Children’s Dental Group, we are able to help your child with this, so that his or her teeth will remain healthy. Our children’s dentist in Eagle Rock is able to provide your child with several types of dental treatments, and advise you about cavity prevention, so that your child’s baby and permanent teeth remain healthy and as cavity-free as possible.
Our children’s dentist in Eagle Rock advises parents that in a vast majority of cases, cavities are formed due to a diet that is high in sugar, and infrequent or improper brushing. In order to help your child have the fewest number of cavities possible, our dentist recommends that you limit the amount of sugary foods that your child eats, and that they brush regularly. The longer it takes for your child to chew his or her food, the longer the food residue stays on teeth, and so the greater the chance there is that your child will develop cavities. When your child eats, an acid reaction occurs in the mouth as the bacteria digests the sugars. This acid reaction lasts for about 20 minutes. During this time, the tooth enamel can be attacked, which will eventually lead to cavities. The consistency of your child’s saliva will also play a role in cavity prevention; thinner saliva washes away food more quickly. Patients who eat a lot of carbohydrates and sugars usually have thicker saliva which also produces more acid-producing bacteria. To help prevent cavities in your child’s teeth: limit frequency of snacks; encourage proper brushing and flossing; avoid sticky foods; make treats part of meals; and teach your child to choose nutritious snacks. At our office, we also offer fluoride treatments and dental sealants for cavity protection.
To help your child have a reduced number of cavities, call for an appointment for your child to meet with our children’s dentist in Eagle Rock.