3 Tips to Avoiding Cavities

St. Johns County Pediatric DentistAre you wondering what else your child could be doing to prevent cavities? Sometimes brushing teeth twice a day is not enough. There are other ways you can help your child reduce their chance of developing cavities. Keep your child’s smile big and bright by following the tips listed below.

Avoid Sugary Snacks- When your child’s sugar intake is high, they have a higher risk of developing cavities. Your child doesn’t have to cut out sugar completely, just swapping a sugary snack for a healthy one can lower their chance of developing a cavity.

Drink Water- Instead of drinking sodas or juices filled with sugar; we recommend drinking more water throughout the day. Water will also help keep your child’s mouth clean.

Routine Checkups- By scheduling checkups with your child’s dentist on a regular basis, cavities can be caught sooner before your child even feels them. If a cavity is not discovered early, they can be painful.

When your child cuts back on their sugar intake and drinks more water, they are more likely to avoid cavities altogether. Don’t forget to schedule a routine checkup at one of our locations. For a St. Johns County pediatric dentist appointment, call us at (904) 264-KIDS today.