Childhood Cavities

To prevent early childhood cavities, bring your baby for their first dental visit by the age of 1 to discuss how to care for your infants mouth.

Teething is Natural

During the first few years of life, all 20 teeth will erupt through the gums, which can cause irritability and discomfort. This is called teething.

Brush Thoroughly

Set a timer if you have to, but do not skimp on brushing time. Two minutes is the minimum time you need to clean all of your teeth.

Choosing a Toothbrush

Always use a toothbrush with “soft” or “extra soft” bristles. The harder the brush, the greater the risk of harming your gums.

Deep Teeth Stains?

Whitening toothpastes will remove only surface stains, such as those caused by smoking, tea or coffee. To whiten teeth that are stained at a deeper level, speak with your dentist.

Prevent Eroding Teeth

To prevent enamel erosion, drink sodas and fruit juices with a straw, which helps acids to bypass the teeth. Do not swish acidic drinks around in your mouth.

Drink Water

Drink more water during the day if you have dry mouth or low saliva problems.

Brush Your Tongue

Always brush your tongue to remove any bacteria and keep your breath fresh.

Flossing is a Must

Floss your teeth at least once a day to remove food debris & plaque from in between the teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach.

Another Reason To Floss

Another great reason to floss is that recent studies have shown that flossing helps to prevent a heart attack or stroke.

How To Floss

Gently move the floss up and down into the spaces between the gum and the teeth. Floss the sides of all of your teeth, even if there isn’t a tooth next to another one.

Brush Frequently

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day helps remove plaque which causes tooth decay & gum disease.

Brushing Tips

When brushing your teeth, use gentle back and forth strokes, brushing all sides of the teeth. Always use a soft bristled toothbrush that fits inside your mouth so that you can easily reach all areas.

Choosing Toothpaste

When choosing a toothpaste, always use one that contains fluoride.

Careful Flossing

When flossing, be sure to gently insert the floss in between the teeth, without snapping, which could damage the gum tissue.