How To Avoid Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay Is Preventable.

Good news! Yes, in fact, tooth decay is preventable. Decay, which is caused by sugars left in your child’s mouth, can turn into an acid which in turn can break down his or her teeth. Children are at high risk for tooth decay for a simple reason: many children and adolescents tend to be lax in their oral hygiene habits.

How To Prevent Tooth Decay.

  • Start early: After the age of two, brush your child’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day. And, if possible, clean between the teeth with dental floss at least once a day, preferably before they go to bed.
  • Don’t allow your little ones to eat after cleaning teeth at bedtime, as salivary flow decreases while they sleep and their teeth become vulnerable to cavities.
  • Do not allow your little ones to nibble food or sip drinks continuously, and keep in mind that a low sugar diet also helps keep tooth decay at bay. Allow time between meals for saliva to neutralize acids and repair teeth.
  • Drinking water frequently throughout the day can also reduce the possibility of new cavities forming.
  • Dental Sealants can also protect your child’s teeth from cavities. Sealants, which are applied to chewing surfaces of molars, act as a shield between the tooth and harmful bacteria.

Finally make sure your child visits Hendersonville Family Dentistry approximately every six months for checkup and routine cleaning.


What’s On Your Agenda For Fall Break?

Fall Break in Hendersonville, TN

The weather has been so nice here lately, and have you noticed those leaves are beginning to change? Not to mention Halloween is just around the corner and I am sure all of the kids are gearing up to get their treat bags full of candy. Are you and your family going on a trip while the kids are out of school for Fall break?

Fall Break Is The Perfect Time To Get Your Child Into Our Office

If you aren’t going on vacation this fall break, remember fall break is the perfect time to make an appointment for you and your family to get into our office. While it’s October, and almost close to the end of the year which means if you haven’t used any of your dental benefits you need to be doing it now! Call our office today to schedule an appointment while you and your kids are on fall break. Also, don’t forget our office hours have changed. Call our office to schedule an appointment!

Monday: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.