Despite the best efforts of parents to keep their kids’ teeth healthy, we treat a lot of tooth decay at Pediatric Dental Center.
Brushing may not be enough
Besides brushing, what can parents do to protect their little ones from cavities? Here are five important tools for preventing cavities in children:
- Oral Anti-cavity Rinses
- Fluoride Supplements
- Professional dental cleanings
In this post, we focus on oral rinses.
What is a children’s oral rinse?
Though they look like mouthwash, oral rinses contain fluoride and are meant to prevent cavities.
Oral rinses work best when young kids and teenagers swish and spit after they brush and floss. Instead of gargling like you do with mouthwash, you swish it around and spit it out.
The rinse should be the last liquid to make contact with teeth before bed. This helps tooth enamel re-mineralize during sleep.
Make sure you select a rinse meant for children. Products labeled as a mouthwash may not contain fluoride, and they probably contain alcohol.
At the Pedfiatric Dental Center we specialize in pediatric dentistry and early dental care, and have offices in Burlington, Cold Spring and Crestview Hills KY. Schedule your child’s next checkup today!
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