Preventing Cavities in Young Children’s Teeth
Proper oral hygiene helps remove bacteria and food particles that lead to the development of cavities. To help prevent cavities in infant children, use a wet gauze or clean washcloth to wipe the plaque from teeth and gums. Avoid putting your child to bed with a bottle filled with anything other than water (this can lead to “Baby Bottle Tooth Decay”).
We recommend that you schedule check-ups with Dr. Mitchell every six months once your child turns one year old. This will ensure that they have a healthy start to satisfactory check-ups through their entire childhood and beyond!
Dr. Mitchell may also recommend protective sealants or home fluoride treatments for your child. Sealants can be applied to your child’s molars to prevent decay on hard to clean surfaces.