We know it’s not easy as a parent to ensure your kid’s teeth are properly brushed and flossed twice a day, but it’s certainly necessary to keep your little ones healthy and happy.
In young children, teeth that have recently surfaced have weak enamel and are highly susceptible to decay and cavities. The good news is early childhood caries, or cavities, are preventable and below are some helpful tips for keeping your kid's mouth healthy and cavity-free.
How Cavities Form
Here's a simple explanation about cavities and how they develop that you can share with your kids. First of all, cavities are no fun and can really hurt! A cavity happens when germs in your mouth eat away at the outer layer of the tooth, called enamel, creating a hole. This hole in your tooth can get bigger over time causing lots of pain when you eat and drink. The hole can even break your tooth and you'll need to go to the dentist so they can fix it.
How to Prevent Cavities in Kids
- Get your children to understand the importance of routine dental care. Brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day and rinsing with a safe, alcohol-free mouthwash are all necessary steps to keeping cavities away.
- A healthy, well balanced diet goes a long way in helping protect your children’s teeth from cavities. Along with avoiding sugary snacks and drinks, kids should consume a diet packed with vitamins and nutrients.
- Take your children to the dentist twice a year, starting around their first birthday. The dentist will be able to detect any areas of concern regarding cavities or decay and offer specific oral care guidance.
Tips to Keep Your Kid’s Mouth Healthy
Make sure your kids drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and prevent cavities. Water helps flush bacteria from the mouth and prevent acid from building up on teeth.
Don’t share foods or drinks
Did you know that cavities can be contagious?! Oral bacteria can actually spread through food and beverages, so teach your children it’s best to avoid sharing drinks and snacks.
Kids Natural Toothpaste Without Fluoride
Finding a great tasting natural toothpaste that kids love can be challenging. But the Dr. Brite Strawberry Sky Kids Toothpaste is naturally flavored with organic strawberry extract for a taste kids truly enjoy, making brushing a lot easier and more fun!
Formulated with all-natural, organic ingredients this fluoride-free kids toothpaste is the only EWG verified children's toothpaste on the market for it's safety and effectiveness. This gentle toothpaste will help prevent tooth decay and cavities, freshen breath and promote healthy gums too! Give it a try today and see the difference in your kid's smile.