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Dentistry for Kids

Your children's smile tells a lot. Every child deserves to be happy and have a bright smile without being self-conscious. It is essential to note that children's mouths change as they grow. Proper care and preventive measures will impact your entire child's life positively. It is, therefore, important to take your child to pediatric visits at least once a year for professional teeth cleaning that will help prevent cavities.

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Dentistry for kids ensures that your children's teeth are healthy and well-aligned. A pediatric dentist is an expert who deals with children's oral problems, ranging from unaligned teeth to dental caries. Visit RJ Dental to schedule an appointment for dental cleanings and check-ups for your child.

How to Prevent Cavities in Kids

Your children can be affected by cavities if they don't brush their teeth. But the good thing is that cavities are preventable by teaching your children good dental habits such as toothbrushing. Immediately after your child gets their first tooth you need to help them brush their teeth. Select a toothbrush that is ideal for your child and show them how to brush. You should also teach your child how to floss frequently, at least once a day.

Also, ensure your kids use fluoride toothpaste that helps to prevent dental caries. Regular use of fluoride supplements assists to toughen the enamel, ensuring it is hard enough, such that acids cannot penetrate. Children can get fluoride from drinking fluoridated water. Despite these benefits, it is good to be careful when using fluoride, as too much of it can lead to tooth discoloration. You can consult your child's dentist before any supplementation.

Foods to Avoid

It is essential to limit certain foods for your child. These include sugary foods like sticky caramel, dried fruit, toffee, candy, roll-ups, and drinks such as juices that can erode the enamel, leading to cavities. Ensure your kids brush their teeth immediately after eating these foods. This will help to remove any sugar left on their teeth. It is also crucial to ensure your children eat healthy and nutritious food that will make their teeth strong and healthy.

When your child's teeth become permanent, the dentist can apply a sealant (a thin wash of resin) to the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. The coating will ensure no bacteria in the molars' hard-to-reach crevices settle on the tooth. However, your child needs to continue brushing their teeth and regular flossing even after applying sealants. Chewing gum is beneficial to older kids as it strengthens their jaws, freshens their breath, removes bits of food, and produces saliva.

Regular Dental Check-ups

In addition, taking your child for dental check-ups plays a vital role in preventing cavities. The dentist will examine your child's gums and teeth to ensure they are healthy. If they identify any problems, they will suggest taking your child to a pediatric dentist for the necessary dental treatment.

Get your child the best dental care. Visit us at RJ Dental to get more tips about dentistry for kids. Call us today at (551) 369-2001 to book an appointment for your child's exam.

Teaneck Location

RJ Dental
865 Teaneck Rd,
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4513
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Roselle Location

RJ Dental
121-125 Chestnut St, Ste 201,
Roselle, NJ 07203
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