Good Diet = Healthy Teeth

When you make healthier eating and lifestyle choices, you’ll notice your teeth start to improve as well! This is especially true for young kids who consume lots of sugary sweets. Most common snacks nowadays lead to cavities and other serious dental issues such as hard candy or very soft ‘rubbery’ like candies. If your child loves to snack, pick something that can be of benefit to them and their body such as veggies, yogurt, cheese and fruits low in sugar.

How Do I Prevent Cavities?

The best way you can prevent cavities is through practicing great oral hygiene habits. Younger children should brush their teeth at least twice a day and be sure to watch the snacks they are eating. Visiting the dentist every 6 months for a checkup is also of extreme benefit. Often times the dentist can recognize serious issues before they get too big and can help you come up with a treatment plan if any cavities do arise.

Seal Out Decay

We use sealant to protect the area of the tooth that deals most with ‘chomping’ the food, this is where many cavities in children are found. You can think of this sealant as a ‘forcefield’ for food.

Mouth Guards

These soft plastic liners are custom molded to your mouth and protect your teeth from trauma. Most athletes would benefit from mouthguards or for folks who grind their teeth at night while sleeping. Kids are the patients treated most with mouthguards because of active sports such as football, baseball or karate.

Beware of Sports Drinks

Yes, they do taste great but sports drinks do contain high amounts of sugars and acids, which have the potential to dissolve the enamel from your teeth. We recommend substituting water with any sports drink you consume before, during or after practice.

If you must consume sports drinks:

Reduce the amount you take in, swallow right away, take one drink of water for every drink of sports drink, make sure to only rinse mouthguards in water.