Cavity prevention is the foundation of what we do here at Kid N More Dentist. Tooth decay, caused by the effects of plaque and tartar, and assisted by the consumption of sugar, leads to toothaches, weakened teeth, fillings, and sometimes the early loss of baby (primary) teeth. By following the helpful guidelines provided by our dentist in San Antonio Texas, however, your child can count on cavities being far more infrequent when she or he visits our office.
The number one suggestion is to ensure that your child has a nutritious diet that is limited in sugar from both foods and drinks. Even some otherwise healthful items can contain a lot of added sugar, such as fruit juices. Snacks should be limited, and sticky foods should be avoided to the greatest extent possible. If you can make treats part of his or her meal, so much the better. It is also a very good idea to make certain that your child brushes first thing in the morning, before bed, and after meals. Daily flossing also assists greatly in the reduction of plaque that remains in your child’s mouth. Plaque that is not removed hardens into tartar, and can no longer be eliminated by brushing and flossing. Our dentist in San Antonio would like to see your child at least twice per year for a complete exam and a teeth cleaning. This is to detect any cavities early, and to eradicate all traces of plaque and tartar to make future cavities less likely. Our dentist in San Antonio Texas will also discuss the benefits of sealants in protecting your child from the formation of cavities.
For many reasons, it is essential to keep your child’s teeth in top condition. Baby teeth are designed to remain healthy and then fall out on a certain schedule. It’s our job to facilitate that process by not having teeth lost too soon. Call us and schedule an appointment to bring your child in.