Dental One Associates of Columbia
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 410, Columbia, MD 21044

Healthy Cavity Prevention Tips for Children

Cavity Prevention

Affordable dentists everywhere agree that helping young children establish solid oral hygiene habits early on in life can pave the way to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Studies suggest that kids who get cavities in their baby teeth have a much greater likelihood of having cavities once they reach adulthood. Therefore, it pays for parents to take steps to determine if their children are at serious risk of developing tooth decay.

An initial dental examination is a perfect way to assess whether your child faces low, moderate, or elevated risk of cavities. The children tooth decay affects can benefit greatly from a vigilant oral hygiene regimen formulated with the help of a dental professional. A dentist in Columbia will be able to instruct you on how to assist your kids with daily brushing and flossing routines and can provide useful cavity prevention pointers.

Brushing needs to begin as soon as the very first tooth appears, and it is important to actively help kids brush their teeth at least until they are old enough to tie their own shoes. This is typically around ages five or six. Because tooth decay is known to have a genetic component, take extra care of your children’s teeth if your family has a history of dental problems.

In addition, make certain to foster healthy dental habits in the kitchen as well as at the bathroom sink by limiting starchy snack foods and sugary beverages and by encouraging kids to rinse their mouths after eating. Ultimately, all children are at some degree of risk for developing tooth decay, but by following a few key cavity prevention tips, the potential for decay and gingivitis in the youngest patients can be substantially lowered.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Columbia, call Dental One Associates of Columbia today at (410) 346-2350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Columbia. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Columbia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Columbia.

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Great service. Great advice. No cavities!
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Dr. Philippi is wonderful and the staff that works for her are just as great!
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Dr Philippi and her assistant were so nice and explained everything to my daughter and me!
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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