Pediatric dental hygiene is just as important as it is for adults; even more so since children have a propensity for getting cavities in their baby (primary) teeth. Turn to us at the office of Robert Cuckler, DDS, PA for essential guidance and advice for keeping your child in an optimal state of oral wellness.
While not strictly related to hygiene practice, it is vital to limit the amount of sugar your child consumes in his or her diet. Be careful about food choices. If possible, try to make sweet treats a part of meals instead of having them between meals. Beverages are a particular concern when it comes to sugar. Sodas are loaded with it. And even 100% fruit juice has a lot of sugar. If you peruse nutritional labels, you’ll start to notice that nearly everything has added sugar in it. This includes salad dressings, barbecue sauce and ketchup, and most cereals. Brushing is key, and it should be done in such a way as to be most effective. Our pediatric dentist Leisure City will show your child how. The same is true of flossing. She or he can greatly decrease the chance of tooth decay with efficient flossing. It takes no more time to do it right than to do it wrong. Brushing and flossing remove the majority of plaque. What remains will harden into tartar. Our pediatric dentist Leisure City addresses tartar with teeth cleanings at every visit, further reducing the possibility of cavities. You may also want to consider a high quality dental rinse. Our office also provides fluoride treatments and sealants for even greater protection.
While it’s on your mind, contact our office right now and arrange an appointment for your child to come in to see our pediatric dentist Leisure City for a dental exam and teeth cleaning.