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Preventing Tooth Decay in Your Children

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AADP), nearly 60 percent of 5-year-olds have had at least one cavity. Early childhood caries (ECC) is a rapid form of tooth decay seen in toddlers when bacteria within the mouth begins to corrode the primary teeth. 

When left untreated, ECC can cause permanent damage to your child’s oral and overall health. But with consistent and proper dental hygiene practices, this painful disease can be prevented.

Brush + Floss
Brush your child’s teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush and a gentle formula, like our Kid’s Toothpaste. It’s both fluoride-free and SLS-free, and made with organic ingredients like coconut oil that help remove plaque and support tooth enamel.

Spray Away
Follow up with the Dr. Brite Kid’s Mouthwash, a mild yet powerful solution created with activated charcoal to protect against cavities and harmful bacteria. The bottle’s spray nozzle allows for a quick and convenient application of this naturally flavored rinse.

Routine Visits
It's highly recommended that your child sees the dentist for the first time before their first birthday, and then every six months for a professional cleaning. Make sure to communicate with your little one about what to expect before each appointment.

FAQs

1. What are some ways to prevent tooth decay in children?

Some ways to prevent tooth decay in children is by using a fluoridated toothpaste, brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and water, drinking plenty of fluids such as milk or juice without adding sugar. Some ways to prevent tooth decay in children is by using a fluoridated toothpaste, brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and water, drinking plenty of fluids such as milk or juice without adding sugar.

2. How can kids prevent dental problems?

Dental problems are very common in kids. Some of the most common dental problems in children are tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. A few simple steps can help prevent these dental issues from happening.

1) Brush teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes each time

2) Floss daily to remove food particles between teeth

3) Drink water throughout the day instead of sugary drinks like soda or juice

3. What are the signs of tooth decay in children?

The signs of tooth decay in children are:

-A change in the color of a baby's teeth from white to yellow, brown or black. -The child is complaining about pain when biting down on food.

-The child has persistent bad breath that does not go away with brushing their teeth and mouthwash.

-Puffy cheeks due to swollen gums caused by infection near the roots of baby teeth.

4. How can I help my child brush their teeth properly?

The best way to help a child brush their teeth is to make sure they have a toothbrush that is the right size for them. It should be small enough so it can easily reach all of their teeth and gums, but not too large as this will make it difficult for them to maneuver around their mouth. In order to get your child excited about brushing their teeth, try using an electric toothbrush or some other type of novelty toothbrush such as one with cartoon characters on it.

5. What type of toothpaste should my child use?

Children should use toothpaste with fluoride in it. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens teeth and prevents cavities. It also helps to prevent the build-up of plaque, which causes bad breath. Children's toothpastes are usually flavored to make brushing fun for kids, but adults can use them too.