Holiday Dental Tips

danielle carson - Monday, November 05, 2018

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 760-734-4400 to have it filled as soon as possible. 


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