CAVITIES IN KIDS ARE CAUSED BY BACTERIA... AND YEAST?
We know that most cavities are the result of bacterial plaque in the mouth. But a recent study indicates that this plaque can also bind with yeast, which increases the likelihood for cavities.
As a parent, you may be wondering why you didn’t know about this sooner and if there's anything you should do. But at this point, researchers need to conduct more studies to develop a method for interrupting this relationship and minimizing the risk for decay.
While there may not be an immediate fix on the horizon, there are still steps you can take to be proactive with your child’s oral health care. You know that brushing and flossing are essential, and so is a healthy, nutrient-rich diet.
But one excellent way to set your child up for a lifetime of healthy smiles is to get them motivated and excited about their dental care.
Make Brushing Fun
Your child will follow your lead, so make a habit of brushing when your kids brush. Make it fun by putting on music or singing silly songs about teeth. Your child will see you enjoying yourself and realize that oral hygiene can be fun.
Check Out Children’s Books
If you do an online search, you can find many kids’ books that talk about teeth or visits to the dentist. These visual aids let them see that dental care is just another part of life while putting a positive spin on the process.
Keep Your Concerns to Yourself
You may be struggling with your own dental anxiety but keep it to yourself. You might find that while you’re convincing your child that dental care is fun, your own fears seem less dramatic.
Please Call Us for More Tips
If you are looking for a dentist in Greeley who has experience treating kids of all ages, please give us a call! We will be happy to arrange a time for you and your little one to visit our office and get your child started on the road to a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles!