Dr. Lori Goldenberg is a pediatric dentist practicing in North Toronto and Richmond Hill. Your child relies heavily on you to impart a strong foundation for healthy teeth and proper oral health. Here are 4 things you can do as a parent to give your child a gorgeous grin:
– TIP 1 –
Try not put your child to bed with a bottle of anything other than water.
– TIP 2 –
Try to always clean the teeth in the morning after breakfast and, most importantly, at night before bed.
– TIP 3 –
Try not to keep juice in your home. There is nothing nutritious about store bought juice and the sugar and acid in juice is the perfect storm for cavity formation.
– TIP 4 –
Floss! I know this can be tedious. I often contemplate skipping this step too, but I never do because it only takes a few seconds and it really does help prevent cavities.
Beginning early is one of the best ways to kick start a healthy mouth. Dr. Goldenberg (and the Academies of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends a first dental visit by age 1 It gives the patients a chance to get really comfortable and addresses any issues early. Many dental issues are preventable and parents won’t regret starting early.