How can I help my child prevent cavities?
Did you know that tooth decay and cavities can often be prevented? It's true!
When you're proactive about your child's oral health, you can usually avoid many dental issues, including cavities. Here's how:
Regular Dental Checkups
Your child needs to see your children's dentist in Metairie every six months. Our doctors will screen for issues like tooth decay at every checkup to ensure that we detect it as early as possible. This ensures that your child will receive the least invasive treatment if we should happen to encounter a cavity.
We may also recommend additional services for children such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can help remineralize a damaged tooth and strengthen developing teeth. Dental sealants are a protective coating our doctors will "paint" on the chewing surfaces of your child's teeth. The coating protects these vulnerable surfaces from tooth decay.
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
Eating fruits and veggies actually neutralizes the acids in your child's mouth that cause tooth decay. They also increase saliva flow, which helps get rid of food debris. Not to mention they're just good for your body!
Stay on top of your child's oral health. Give us a call today to schedule their next appointment.
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