How to Help Your Child Prevent Cavities

Do you want your child to have a cavity-free smile? If so, so do we! There’s not much worse than seeing your child undergo the dental drill because certain oral hygiene needs weren’t met. So, to help you help your child have a cavity-free smile in Toledo, Ohio, your dentist, Dr. Michael O'Neill, and our dental team have some tips for you.

The first tip is to make sure your child keeps up on oral hygiene. This means they need to brush their teeth twice a day and then floss their teeth once a day. Many people prefer brushing in the morning when they wake up and then brushing and flossing at night before they go to bed. As your child brushes, make sure they use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste (but only fluoride toothpaste if they are older than 3 years old).

The second tip is to bring your child into Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for their regular checkup appointment every six months. This appointment is important because our dental team provides treatments that completely clean decay-causing substances from your smile and strengthen and nourish the teeth.

The third tip is to avoid sharing food, drinks, toothbrushes, and utensils with your child. This is recommended because sharing saliva can quickly promote cavity growth. So, please avoid it as much as possible.

Do you have questions about how to help your child have a top-notch smile? If so, call Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at (419) 536-9196 when you can and talk to our dental team. We look forward to helping you!