Growing up, you always wanted to be cavity free when you went to the dentist. Our team gets excited when one of our patients comes to their appointment and has no cavities. Here is why it’s important!
Some might think, “Children are going to lose their teeth anyway, right? So why does it matter?” While it’s true that children will lose their first set of teeth, childhood is where personal hygiene habits are formed. Establishing good habits of brushing and flossing correctly from a young age helps ensure children will take good care of their adult teeth. Being cavity free as kids translates to long-term dental health.
Here are some practical tips to help stay cavity free:
● Brush and floss at least twice a day.
● Have adults help with brushing and flossing.
● Use fluoride rinse after brushing.
● Visit Dr. Gabhart twice a year for a check up.
● Eat foods that help promote good oral health such as fruits and veggies.
● Stay away from drinks and snacks with high sugar content.
● Try to avoid snacking between meals.
We celebrate every time a kid comes into the office and is cavity free. One of the ways we do this is letting them become a member of our No Cavity Club and sharing their picture.
Take good care of your teeth and your picture could be here too!