Healthy Smiles Tips
Tooth decay can be prevented with good oral care.
Taking time to prevent tooth decay from starting is less costly than repairing a decayed tooth.
Clean your child’s teeth to help prevent cavities.
Brushing and flossing removes plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. Brush your child’s teeth (and your!) two times a day (morning and at night) with a fluoride toothpaste, and for two minutes each time. Don’t forget to clean between teeth with floss or pik one time a day. Children under the age of 3 years old should use a grain of rice size amount of toothpaste. Children 3-6 years of age should use a pea size amount of toothpaste.
Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks.
Dental sealants can help protect your child’s teeth and save money.
Sealants form a protective barrier that helps prevent bacteria from causing tooth decay. Ask your dentist about sealants at your child’s next visit.
Seeing your dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease are the keys to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Call 320-587-2726 to schedule an appointment today.
Information gathered from the American Dental Association