Wadas Dental of Crown Point
11055 Broadway, Suite E, Crown Point, IN 46307

Teaching Kids to Fight Cavities

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Teaching good dental care habits is a cornerstone of parenting. It is one of the first moments that you begin to teach your child about responsibility, but it is also a habit that you know your child will carry with them for a lifetime, which significantly impacts their health, from head to toe. Recent studies have shown that dental health is closely linked to the risk of heart and lung disease, as well as diabetes, meaning that teaching your child the importance of brushing twice daily, flossing once daily, and visiting the dentist your dentist in Crown Point every six months will go far beyond protecting their smile. For added protection, try these tips to fight cavities and keep health optimal for a lifetime.

5 Tips for Cavity Prevention

1. Drink Tap Water. While many assume that that bottled water is better than tap water, recent studies show that bottled water is filled with dangerous chemicals from the plastic, which can cause damage to the body. Filtered tap water in most cities is treated with fluoride, which will help to fight cavities and protect your child’s teeth.

2. Avoid Bottles at Bedtime. Do not give your child a bottle of juice or milk at bedtime. These beverages contain acids that remain in your child’s mouth and erode the tooth enamel, not just damaging baby teeth, but also potentially creating future problems with their permanent teeth.

3. Monitor Juice Drinks. Fruit juices contain a significant amount of sugar. Besides the well-documented negative impact of sugar-filled beverages on a child’s general health, juice drinks also contain acid. If your child drinks fruit juice, limit the number of servings and always dilute it with lots of water to lower the acidity and the risk of erosion and cavities.

4. Limit Sugary Sweets
. Eating the right kinds of sweets can make a difference in your child’s dental health. For example, instead of giving your child crackers or cookies that crumble and get trapped between teeth, consider plain chocolate as a treat. Because saliva washes chocolate away easily, it is less likely to cause cavities.

5. Have Tooth Sealants Applied. A skilled, affordable dentist in Crown Point can apply protective tooth sealants if your child has deeply grooved molars. These pitted surfaces of the teeth are where most children’s cavities are found because food particles get trapped there. While it is recommended that a child be old enough to sit still during the procedure, kids as young as 2½ years old can have their teeth sealed by a family dentistry practitioner. However, teeth with existing cavities or decay should never be sealed.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Crown Point, call Wadas Dental of Crown Point today at (219) 488-2610 or make an appointment.

Wadas Dental of Crown Point offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Crown Point. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Wadas Dental of Crown Point, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Wadas Dental of Crown Point. 

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