Shoreh Selki, DDS
Judith Pabst, DDS
Peter Roth, DDS

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5 Important Tips for Raising Cavity Free Kids

Raising Cavity free kids is no longer an idealistic dream for parents. By following a few simple guidelines, we can make it happen for our children. As a mother of three, I understand the challenges we parents face in the battle against tooth decay; shops full of attractive looking junk food, soda and snack machines in every corner, sugar loaded birthday parties and class parties.

In the recent years, tooth decay has been identified as the single most common chronic childhood disease, yet 90 percent of all tooth decay is absolutely preventable if we follow a few simple but important steps.

♦ 1. Brush their teeth twice a day ( after breakfast and before bedtime). You can use non-fluoridated tooth paste until they learn to spit out, then switch to fluoridated tooth paste.

♦ 2. Start flossing their teeth at about age 3 at night time.

♦ 3. Minimize sugary snacks and drinks (juices and sodas).

♦ 4. Reduce snacking in between meals.

♦ 5. Bring them to the office for routine dental exams every six months.

Following the above guidelines will ensure lifelong healthy habits and beautiful confident smiles for years to come.

Please call our office to schedule your child’s next appointment. We look forward to teaming up with you to create beautiful healthy smiles.