We can share with you how to make teeth strong, keep bacteria from organizing into harmful colonies, develop healthy eating habits, and understand the role that time plays in the cavity formation process. Remember, dental decay is an infection of the tooth. Visiting us early can help avoid unneccessary cavities and dental treatment.



  • Establish a dental home within 6 months of eruption of the first tooth or by the first birthday.

  • Seek routine "check-ups" with your pediatric dentist every 6 months.

  • Brush often with fluoridated toothpaste & floss daily.

  • Help children brush & floss their teeth until about 8 years old when they have the dexterity to effectively remove the plaque (where bacteria hides).

  • Eat a healthy diet. Avoid soda, energy drinks, sticky snacks, candy, or excess carbohydrates. Avoid frequent snacking. We recommend juice be limited to 4-6 ounces per day.

  • Do not put a baby to bed with a bottle/sippy cup or breast-feed a child while sleeping. Use a wet wash-cloth or toothbrush to clean the gums/teeth before putting the child to sleep.

  • Wipe baby's gums even before their teeth erupt.

  • Do not share toothbrushes or utensils. The bacteria which causes cavities can be shared from person to person.

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