Holiday season is fast approaching. Are you prepared to protect your child’s smile from the sugar-laden sweets that lay ahead?
To keep cavities at bay from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day and beyond, make these diet and hygiene updates to your child’s routine:
Provide a straw for beverages when possible, to help minimize acid contact with teeth
Make sure brushing and flossing happen after every meal, especially after rich desserts
Bump up your child’s water intake to help rebalance oral PH and minimize bacteria growth
Limit snacking to allow your child’s saliva to neutralize acid and work on restoring enamel
Offer healthy fruits to help satisfy your child’s sweet tooth
If a cavity does emerge despite your best efforts to prevent it, call us at to have it filled as soon as possible.