Have you ever heard that your little ones are safe from cavities and tooth decay until they’re a few years old? Unfortunately, this isn’t completely true. In fact, over 40% of kids get a cavity between the ages of 2 and 11, and 28% of children between 2 and 5 develop cavities. Fortunately, there are quite a number of things that can help you keep your little one’s smile strong and healthy.
You probably understand that flossing and brushing are very important parts of keeping your teeth strong and healthy. Naturally, your children should also brush their teeth. However, please be aware that you should find a brush that fits correctly for their mouth. If you don’t, they may have a hard time maneuvering the toothbrush. In reality, if your child’s toothbrush doesn’t fit well, they might not enjoy brushing—which might make brushing more difficult.
Aside from brushing your kid’s teeth, you should also floss your child’s smile once their pearly whites start to touch. Generally, we recommend limiting the level of sugar and processed foods your child eats. We usually suggest following a diet that has plenty of fresh foods.
If you would like to learn more about keeping your little one’s pearly whites healthy in La Vista, Nebraska, please feel free to give Weeder Pediatric Dentistry a call at (402) 932.1177. Our dentist, Dr. Greg Weeder, and the rest of our team will be glad to examine your child’s smile and help you keep their teeth healthy and strong. We’re excited to receive your call!