Are Childhood Cavities Inevitable?

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While it’s true that children will eventually lose their baby teeth, that doesn’t mean you can neglect their dental health. Cavities in baby teeth are not inevitable, and parents should instill good dental care habits in their children. That includes understanding the importance of checkups at The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City.

Dental care should begin even before your youngster has teeth. Even when they are just babies and not even on solid food, parents should clean their gums every day. Just use a soft wet cloth to gently wipe off the gums.

Once teeth do come in, it’s up to mom and dad to brush them, even if it’s just one tooth. They should also see the dentist at that point. For brushing, you don’t need to use toothpaste at first. Get a soft pediatric toothbrush and gently clean their teeth.

Children generally do not have the dexterity to brush on their own until they are six or seven years old. Once they can, make sure they do a good job. They should be using toothpaste by now, of course. Get them involved by letting them pick out a toothbrush at the store!

Cavities happen sometimes, but they are not inevitable. We can fill them at The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City. Parents from Millcreek, Holladay, and throughout the area bring their youngsers to us for children’s dentistry. We also offer restorative dentistry and many other services. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Sugar House Dentist:

385-299-7840

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1955 S 1300 E Ste L2
Salt Lake City, Utah
84105

 

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