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An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. Children's Dental Group's places a great emphasis on preventative care for that very reason. And for the past fifteen years, Dr. Michaelain has been teaching children and their parents the ups and downs of brushing, flossing and cavity prevention.

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How to Protect Your Children’s Teeth from an Early Age
Healthy Diet, Healthy Teeth
So you think that creating a healthy, tasty and nutritious meal for your children is easy? In theory it should be, but did you know about the hidden starches and sugars found within many of the fruits, vegetables and other foods, which your little ones are munching on? Now, no need to panic, because a balanced diet with plenty of variety from all the food groups is paramount to maintaining good physical and oral health. However, the problems can potentially occur when the sugars and carbohydrates meet up with the bacteria within the mouth. This can create plaque and if there is one thing that plaque loves more than anything else, it is sugar and starch! (Read More)
Is Fruit the Answer?
Tooth-Healthy Snacks
Fruit is the go-to for many parents who don’t want to deprive their children of sweets, but don’t want to expose their teeth to the potential harm sugar can cause. But are they really doing their children’s teeth any favors? Fruit, in its various forms, contains a significant amount of sugar; all with the potential of causing just as much damage and decay to teeth as chocolate and taffy. (Read More)
Teach your child all about them.
Talk to Your Child About Cavities
Psychologists say that a child‘s habits are generally formed by the age of five years old. This is why pediatric dentists agree it’s important to start early on teaching proper dental care. Even a toddler can get involved in a routine mouth care regimen. This is the perfect time to teach your child about cavities, and prevention really is the best method! Cavities are caused by plaque, a slimy substance made up of sugars and starches that mix with the natural bacteria in the mouth. The plaque eats away at the tooth, causing painful cavities that will have to be fixed. It is no problem for a child to understand that brushing his teeth will help to ‘wash’ these plaque germs away. (Read More)
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