This may seem straight forward, but you can avoid your children having dental decay by making sure they have the right brushing and flossing habits. The first step to dental care and good oral health comes from home. Make sure your children are brushing and flossing correctly. That means brushing for at least two minutes two times a day. I suggest that if they have a full breakfast, lunch and dinner, they should brush up after every major meal.
Your child should also learn how to floss. Flossing needs to be done once a day. Now I am not one to say do not give sweets to kids, because the fact is, tooth decay can happen with any food item if good brushing habits are not in place. However, it is a good idea to try and avoid food that can be harmful to tooth enamel.. Food like sour candy, soda, even too many fruits with acids like oranges or orange juice can be harmful. Be mindful of these types of food as they can over time wear down tooth enamel that helps protect the tooth from decay. And do not forget the importance of seeing your family dentist at least twice a year. Prevention is the key to keeping your dental cost low.