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Preventative Care


Preventative dental care is important throughout life, especially when building a foundation for good dental hygiene as a child. By practicing good habits and scheduling regular dentist check-ups, your child can stay healthy and keep a bright smile for years to come! Here are ways that you can help prevent cavities, tooth decay and plaque build-up:

Daily Brushing

Make sure your child brushes his or her teeth at least twice a day. Use flouride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque. Also, be sure to brush the top surface of the tongue and the roof of the mouth to remove plaque-causing food particles and bacteria and keep a fresh breath!

Daily Flossing

Instill the habit of child flossing to clean between the teeth at least once daily. You can also use mouthwash to help remove bacteria and maintain fresh breath. Tooth decay can be from bacteria that lingers between teeth where bristles can’t reach. 

Balanced Diet

Eating a balanced diet is important for overall health and dental health. Avoid extra-sugary treats. Nutritious foods, like raw vegetables and fruit, yogurt and cheese can help your child’s smile stay healthy.

Regular Check-Ups

Schedule a dental appointment for your child every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. We give fluoride treatments and tooth sealants, which seal the deep grooves in your child’s mouth to prevent decay in hard-to-reach areas. Sealants can last for several years and are monitored at regular check-ups.