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4 Common Mistakes That Cause Cavities in Kids

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 22:57
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Contrary to popular belief, cavities do not have to be a fact of life. They are verily preventable with proper oral care and regular visits to your dentist Montreal. Many things are beyond your control when it comes to parenting and child rearing, but teeth problems are not one of them. If you are one of those who are convinced that children (and adults) are bound to develop cavities, it is high time that you learn about these common mistakes that lead to preventable cavities in kids:

  1. Sleeping with a bottle. While sucking on bottles can be naturally soothing to infants and toddlers and make it easier for them to drift to sleep and stop fussing, leaving them dependent on their bottle can be damaging to their dental health over time. When you let your kids sleep while sucking on a bottle, food will linger in their mouth as they stop swallowing. This promotes bacterial growth, which is even made worse by the slowed flow of saliva as they fall to sleep. This can eventually lead to tooth decay, among many other oral health problems that may develop even before their teeth begin to erupt.

  2. Excessive sugar intake. Banning sugary drinks from your household may seem like an overkill, but it is a good step toward preventing childhood cavity and painful orthodontist Montreal visits. If you can’t totally eliminate these products from your children’s diet, make sure to limit their intake and take steps to prevent sugary residue from staying in contact with their teeth for extended periods. Teach them to rinse, brush, and floss after sugar intake.

  3. Lack of proper oral care. Even before your children’s teeth erupt, make sure to keep good oral care by cleaning their mouth, including their tongue, cheeks, and gums, with soft and clean cloth. Start brushing with a soft brush twice a day or ideally, after every meal as teething begins and consult with your dentist Montreal to know when to begin flossing and how to carry out good infant/toddler dental hygiene.

  4. Neglecting professional care. Dental care should start even before your child begins teething. Failing to take kids to the dentist for routine care also puts them at greater risk of developing cavities.

Visit to learn more about proper dental health care in children and the different services on offer at our clinic. Alpha Seaforth Clinique Dentaire is a leading Montreal dental office specializing in general and cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and implants.



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  • CUB4DK

    I recommend Xylitol products in the form of chewing gum or lozenges. The aim is to change the bacterial micro flora from acidic to non-acidic. Some people never get Cavities… and they eat all the sugar they want… and don’t even brush well?? That’s because their micro flora in their mouth is non-acidic. Chewing gum or lozenges with xylitol, will help make the bacterial flora in your mouth less acidic and hence, no cavities.
    Dr. Rex Willi Freitag :lol:

    • Hayduke

      Thanks for this. I just brush my teeth with medical cannabis oil. Cavaties? Yes. Do you even care? No. :smile:

      • CUB4DK

        …I was well indoctrinated and most importantly educated…I am lucky to be awake now…and I do care BillyP.
        That’s why I am with you here now… :smile:

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