Cavities in Preschoolers 2017-11-14T16:51:16+00:00

PREVENTING CAVITIES IN PRESCHOOLERS

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The best way to avoid tooth decay is to ensure that your child brushes their teeth daily.  Tooth decay is simply teeth getting soft, or rotten, over a period of time, caused by acid eating away at your teeth.

Every time you or your child eats, you lose minerals from your teeth. Teeth can remineralize on their own, but you have to give them long enough to do so. If you keep eating frequently throughout the day, your teeth never get the chance to get those precious minerals back. Hence the teeth become weak, and are prone to decay, or acids causing the cavities.

Preventing tooth decay in children is especially important to preserve the natural spaces for adult teeth to grow in. Plus, cavities can cause pain for children, and ultimately other issues like; sleeplessness, unexplained sickness, fever, lack of eating and drinking, crankiness, and just plain old uncooperativeness.

We now know that tooth decay is actually caused by a bacterial infection. Of course, this bacterial infection cannot be treated with drugs, it has to be treated with preventive measures.  One safeguard for cavity prevention is a Fluoride Treatment. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. In children under six years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of children. This treatment contains a much higher level of fluoride than the amount found in toothpastes and mouth rinses.

For a limited time LK Health will offer a FREE Fluoride Treatment with first doctor visit

*First time clients only (6 yrs. and younger)