Dental Problems

How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

Preventing-Dental-Injuries-in-ChildrenTooth decay is preventable and can be reversed actually. If your child shows the signs of tooth decay for the first time then you can some measures to prevent the tooth decay. In this article there is a brief discussion on the measures which can be used to prevent tooth decay in children.

How to prevent tooth decay in children:

Some of the preventive measures for tooth decay are as follows:

  • Make sure that your child eats sweets and sugary foods only on a occasion. Eating sugary and sweet foods frequently can lead to tooth decay more fast in your child.
  • Limit the number of meals and snacks that you serve for your kid to 5 to 6 a day. If your kid graze all the day on food, then the food residues will be present on the teeth all the day. This causes teeth decay in your kid.
  • Make sure that your kid drinks plenty of water, as it increases saliva production inside the mouth. This helps to remove and wash away the food residue and sugars, which are usually left over after eating on the teeth.
  • Carry dental wipes with you when you eat out with the family. Use on your kid’s teeth as it helps to prevent the formation of plaque on the teeth, which can cause tooth decay. Dental wipes are available in your local drugstores.
  • Make a habit for your child to go for a regular dental checkup just after he/she turns 1 year old. Dental checkups helps to prevent tooth decay and other oral problems
  • If you stay in a area where the water system lacks fluoride, then consult your child’s dentist and ask about a fluoride supplement. Fluoride sealants helps in preventing tooth cavities and decay by protecting the teeth for months.
  • Make sure to check that your kid is properly brushing the teeth twice a day, once before going to bed.

These are few things which helps to know how to prevent tooth decay in children.

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