How to Brush Kid's Teeth to Prevent Cavities

Taking Care of Your Child's Oral Health

We’ve been there. Sometimes our busy lives can make us go through the motions.  We try to make sure our children’s teeth are spick and span. We ask if they’ve brushed their teeth and we often get a big, open-mouthed “AHH!” to show proof. Then after a quick approving nod, we take their word and head out the door or we tuck them in and say goodnight. But maybe our kids brush their teeth well enough for their breath to smell okay, but not remove all the build-up that can lead to cavities.

Learn the 10-10-10 Rule from Dr. Pooneh Ramezani

Dr. Brite co-founder and veteran dentist, Pooneh Ramezani, DDS, shows how brushing kid’s teeth to prevent cavities only takes a couple minutes.

Prevent Dentist Checkups Like Horror Movies?

By the time your child's dentist appointment rolls around, you could find out that cavities have made on home on our kid's tiny teeth. Just the act of sitting in a dentist chair can scare a kid, not to mention the traumatizing sounds of drills and the sight of sharp, thin needles. Follow the tips in the video above to help ensure that kids cavities are prevented and dentist visits aren't so bad.  If you have more questions, use the contact us info at the bottom of the website - team Dr. Brite is here to help!


1. How do you stop cavities from growing in children?

What Are the Best Ways to Prevent Dental Cavities?

Good dental hygiene should be instilled in children from an early age. Fluoride toothpaste should be used by children at least twice a day, and they should also floss on a regular basis.
Fluoride is an essential part of a healthy diet. Fluoride strengthens the enamel, making it more difficult for acid to get into the teeth.
Some foods should be limited or avoided.

2. Is it normal for a 6 year old to have cavities?

It is not normal for a 6 year old to have cavities. Cavities are most often found in adults and children over the age of 12. This could be due to a diet high in sugar or from drinking too much sugary drinks, which can lead to tooth decay. The best way to prevent cavities is by brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing once per day.

3. How do you get rid of cavities naturally in children?

Follow These 6 Steps for Cavity-Free Kids

- Pick a dental home for your child by age one.
- Get into a good cleaning routine as soon as possible.
- Brush and floss your teeth with them.
- You should avoid sugary drinks.
- Don't eat too many starchy foods.
- Make Your Child's Diet More Dairy-Friendly.
- Early detection of cavities is key.

4. Is it common for a 4 year old to have cavities?

About 20% of children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one decaying tooth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some children may be more prone to cavities than others, but there are steps parents can take to keep their children's teeth healthy. Be sure to go to the dentist on a regular basis.

5. Why does my kid get so many cavities?

If a child's mouth is exposed to saliva carrying cavity-causing germs on a regular basis, dangerous bacteria are more likely to accumulate in the mouth. And if the youngster's mouth is infested with bacteria that cause cavities, the child is more likely to get cavities.

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