children's dentist in Oakville provides simple tips for cavity prevention
In many areas of life, the small things we do make the biggest difference. The way that we take care of our teeth and gums falls right into line with this philosophy. Parents find themselves on "double-duty" in many ways, having to demonstrate and set examples for their children. Oral health is one of those things that children pick up from their parents. Dr. Tuli encourages both parents and children to visit Burloak Centre Dentistry regularly, giving the youngest members of the family the best chance at lifelong oral health.
While we are a family dental practice, we offer outstanding care for children that focuses on their needs and their understanding of the dental office. We understand that children may feel apprehensive about seeing the dentist and we take measures to create a fun and relaxing environment that builds trust between them and their dentist. Research has shown that the earlier children begin to see their dentist regularly, the better their overall oral health and, more importantly, the better their attitude towards professional dental care. Essentially, early care makes it easier for children to see the dentist without fear.
Most often, the focus of visits with your children's dentist
is education. Our goal is to provide demonstration and preventive treatments such as dental sealants that will facilitate the avoidance of cavities. When visits to the dentist do not have to involve injections and tooth repair, children (and adults) can feel much more at ease. Education provided in the area of pediatric dentistry is provided to both children and their parents.
Some of the habits that can help kids keep their healthiest smile include:
- Brush teeth morning and night.
- Floss once a day.
- Have only water at nap time or before bed. No milk or juice in bottles or sippy cups.
- Brush teeth after eating candy or sweets.
- Eat a well-balanced, healthy diet that includes lots of crunchy fruits and vegetables.
- Limit food intake to specific meal and snack times.
- Maintain six-month dental checkups.
- Protect teeth with fluoride and dental sealant treatments.
We work together with all of our patients to achieve healthy habits that keep them smiling. Contact us at 905.581.4436 to schedule your visit at Burloak Centre Dentistry.