How can I help my child avoid cavities?

Be sure that your child brushes his teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Flossing daily is also important, because flossing can remove food debris between the teeth that the bristles of a toothbrush cannot reach. Check with your pediatric dentist about a fluoride supplement which helps harden the tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. Avoid sugary foods and drinks, limit snacking, and eat a healthy diet. The final key to preventing cavities is maintaining regular check-up appointments so that we can monitor the health of your child’s teeth and provide professional cleanings.