Has your family been on a “Coronacation” in regards to dental habits and healthy eating?
Now is the time to get back on track!
How to help prevent dental problems during the pandemic:
Brush and floss teeth every day. Help your children brush their teeth two times a day for two minutes each time and follow up with flossing. Use our Brushing Guide to help kids track their progress each week!
Avoid sugary drinks. Offer your child plain milk with meals and water in between. Avoid juice, especially in sippy cups.
Avoid sugary foods and junk food. The longer and more frequently your child’s teeth are exposed to sugar and other foods that stick in the teeth (like chips, cookies, and crackers), the greater the risk of cavities. Fruit snacks, even the organic kind, are not as healthy as they sound. In our experience, they cause the same risk for decay as eating gummy, sticky, chewy candy. A healthy diet leads to healthy teeth!
Schedule your child’s next visit with Dr. Korie. Tooth decay in the form of cavities is the most common disease of childhood, however, it is mostly preventable. But once tooth decay begins, it will get worse—even in babies. Scheduled visits to the dentist will help prevent tooth decay and promote oral health.