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Preventive Care

Preventive dental care is essential throughout life, especially during childhood. By following good oral hygiene practices at home and scheduling regular dental checkups, your child can maintain a bright and healthy smile for years to come. Here are some simple steps to prevent plaque and cavities:

  1. Encourage your child to brush their teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from their teeth. Don’t forget to have them brush the top surface of their tongue to eliminate any extra plaque-causing food particles and keep their breath fresh!

  2. Make sure your child cleans between their teeth by flossing at least once a day. You can also consider using mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen their breath. Harmful bacteria can hide between teeth, where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing and mouthwash will help remove plaque and food particles from these hard-to-reach areas.

  3. Encourage a balanced diet for your child and try to limit sugary treats. Nutritious foods like raw vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese, or fruits can contribute to a healthy smile.

  4. Remember to schedule regular checkups with your child’s dentist every six months for a professional teeth cleaning.

  5. Ask your dentist about dental sealants, a protective plastic coating that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where cavities often develop.

  6. If your child participates in sports, consult your dentist about special mouthguards designed to protect their smile.

Young boy showing teeth to parents | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental
Young boy showing teeth to parents | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental

Preventive Care

Preventive dental care is essential throughout life, especially during childhood. By following good oral hygiene practices at home and scheduling regular dental checkups, your child can maintain a bright and healthy smile for years to come. Here are some simple steps to prevent plaque and cavities:

  1. Encourage your child to brush their teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from their teeth. Don’t forget to have them brush the top surface of their tongue to eliminate any extra plaque-causing food particles and keep their breath fresh!

  2. Make sure your child cleans between their teeth by flossing at least once a day. You can also consider using mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen their breath. Harmful bacteria can hide between teeth, where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing and mouthwash will help remove plaque and food particles from these hard-to-reach areas.

  3. Encourage a balanced diet for your child and try to limit sugary treats. Nutritious foods like raw vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese, or fruits can contribute to a healthy smile.

  4. Remember to schedule regular checkups with your child’s dentist every six months for a professional teeth cleaning.

  5. Ask your dentist about dental sealants, a protective plastic coating that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where cavities often develop.

  6. If your child participates in sports, consult your dentist about special mouthguards designed to protect their smile.

Young boy showing teeth to parents | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental

Preventive Care

Preventive dental care is essential throughout life, especially during childhood. By following good oral hygiene practices at home and scheduling regular dental checkups, your child can maintain a bright and healthy smile for years to come. Here are some simple steps to prevent plaque and cavities:

  1. Encourage your child to brush their teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from their teeth. Don’t forget to have them brush the top surface of their tongue to eliminate any extra plaque-causing food particles and keep their breath fresh!

  2. Make sure your child cleans between their teeth by flossing at least once a day. You can also consider using mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen their breath. Harmful bacteria can hide between teeth, where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing and mouthwash will help remove plaque and food particles from these hard-to-reach areas.

  3. Encourage a balanced diet for your child and try to limit sugary treats. Nutritious foods like raw vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese, or fruits can contribute to a healthy smile.

  4. Remember to schedule regular checkups with your child’s dentist every six months for a professional teeth cleaning.

  5. Ask your dentist about dental sealants, a protective plastic coating that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where cavities often develop.

  6. If your child participates in sports, consult your dentist about special mouthguards designed to protect their smile.