Easter Candy and Oral Health

There are a number of tasty treats your kids might be enjoying in the days following Easter, making it important that you work on solid oral hygiene habits that can help guard against tooth decay. Of course, limiting consumption of sweet and sticky treats is the most effective way to prevent oral health problems, but making sure to properly clean teeth after their consumption is a close second. Be sure to talk to your children about good daily habits to help make sure they are taking the necessary steps to protect their oral health now and into the future.

Garner family dentist Dr. Adam Moore suggests children brush their teeth both morning and night, and after meals and snacks. Brushing at these times helps remove plaque and food particles, and helps prevent the build-up of acids that can eat through the enamel of teeth. Flossing should also be done at least once a day to keep teeth and gums at peak health. There are flossing aids for children that can come in particularly handy when trying to encourage your kids to adopt this healthy habit.

In addition to daily care, it is important that your children visit our office every six months for cleanings and examinations. These visits allow us to clean all surfaces of your children’s teeth and to provide individualized recommendations that can help them maintain strong and healthy teeth and gums for years to come.

If you are looking for a family dentist in Garner, Cary, or surrounding areas of North Carolina, please contact Moore Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment today.

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