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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!
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.
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.


How Much Damage Do They Really Cause?
Thumb Sucking and Pacifiers
It was sweet when they were born. Little Molly sucked her thumb and baby Jack rocked to sleep with a pacifier in his mouth. But, now they are two and you’re getting worried. You’ve begged, pleaded and bribed your child to stop sucking his thumb to no avail. Does that mean you are doomed to expensive orthodontia or reconstructive work?
How little everyday choices make a big difference.
How diet can prevent tooth decay
It’s accepted that we all want what is best for our kids, right? Wouldn’t you like to prevent tooth decay and promote healthy teeth in your children? Children’s Dental Group would like to share tips that will help keep cavities at bay and promote strong, healthy teeth, giving you one less thing to worry about.
Good Dental Care Begins Early in Life.
When should I first take my child to the dentist?
The importance of caring for your children’s teeth cannot be stressed enough. Good habits begun early ensure that good oral health will be theirs for many years to come. It is recommended that you take your child to the dentist around the time of their first tooth coming in although if your baby has no dental trouble this can be delayed. Also if you believe that your child has any dental problems, if you need reassurance or if they have a medical condition which can affect their teeth then the earlier you both see the dentist, the better.


Preventing Tooth Decay the Easy Way
Fluoride Benefits Young Teeth
Tooth decay is one of the most common of childhood diseases and there are many steps which can be taken to prevent this. There is far more to having healthy teeth than daily brushing. It is important that your child has an adequate fluoride supply too as fluoride which is a derivative of fluorine, a common element in the Earth’s crust, prevents cavities. Fluoride also plays a significant role in tooth development and it can even reverse the signs of early tooth decay. It is common during routine dental checks for your dentist to speak with you about your water supply to determine whether or not it is fluoridated.
Early Cavities
How to Avoid Them
Early Cavities
Children need healthy and strong baby teeth for many reasons such as chewing food and keeping space in the jaw for adult teeth to erupt. The early loss of a baby tooth can mean that the surrounding teeth may move into the empty space thus leaving inadequate space for adult teeth to emerge. It is best practice to take your little one for a visit to the dentist around the time you see their first tooth come in.




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