It’s frustrating discovering you have a cavity. But it can be scary thinking your child has one too. Nevertheless, relax; this happens to many children; moreover, there are ways to prevent baby teeth from getting troublesome cavities from tooth decay.

Capital Dental can treat your kids’ cavity and help take care of the problem with our high-quality pediatric dentistry services. Let’s examine some ways children develop cavities in the first place. Most of the time, kids suffer from tooth decay because of foods filled with sugar. We understand your desire to defend your kid and think, “My kid rarely eats sugary foods like candy.” But did you know foods like fruits and even juices have plenty of natural sugars that will break down your child’s teeth if they do not brush afterward thoroughly and twice a day?

Furthermore, a healthy diet that is rich in calcium helps your child’s oral health stay intact. Avoid juices and similar products right before bedtime and always show your children the importance of brushing and flossing daily.

Helpful Brushing Tips 

  • Move your toothbrush back and forth, and in circular, gentle strokes.
  • Brush every surface of each tooth.
  • Position your brush at a 45-degree angle to reach those gums and keep them pink and healthy.
  • Don’t forget to brush your tongue to remove excess bacteria and keep your breath minty fresh.

It is very important for children to begin seeing a dentist as soon as possible. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids see a dentist by the age of one. When seeing your children our office focuses on education, monitoring growth, and prevention. Should treatment be needed that requires sedation, your child would see Dr. Joo, who is licensed to sedate children, if needed, who weigh at least 20 pounds. We use a variety of sedation techniques for children, based on the patient.

Bakersfield’s Premier Pediatric Dentistry Group, Capital Dental

Do you still have questions or concerns about your kid’s baby teeth, or cavities? Please, do not hesitate to call us at 661.861.8000 or request an an appointment with our convenient online form. Remember, preventive steps can be taken to help stop uncomfortable cavities from forming in your kid’s mouth.

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