19 Feb How can I help keep my kids cavity free?
To continue our celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we wanted to bring awareness to the importance of cavity prevention in children. Did you know that cavities are the most common chronic disease of children aged 6 to 11 years and adolescents aged 12 to 19 years?
Children with tooth decay are more likely to have ear and sinus infections and have an increased chance of developing other chronic problems, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
For this reason, we highly recommend children to have the fluoride varnish applied every six months at their hygiene appointment while they are developing good oral health habits. Fluoride is a natural mineral that works to harden the enamel which aids in cavity prevention.
If you have any questions on ways you can encourage your children, don’t hesitate to ask at your next visit or give us a call at 701.237.4297!