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Summer Cavity Prevention Tips from Great Expressions Dental Centers

Great Expressions Dental CentersI am extremely concerned when it comes to oral health care for my family, among other things. I am a fanatic about brushing and flossing. I am trying to raise flossers and although it is not always easy, I tend to get them to floss at least two or three times per week.

I have to work extra hard in the summer to even get them to brush. Summer is when our routines kind of fall by the wayside and we just kind of go with the flow. So I have to make sure that teeth get brushed twice per day or it might not happen at all.

Here are a few tips to prevent cavities this summer:

SUMMER CAVITY PREVENTION TIPS FROM GEDC

Two minutes, two times a day – Children should brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day and floss after each brush. To encourage brushing for two minutes, find flavored toothpaste children enjoy or allow them to pick out their own toothbrush at the store.
Supervised brushing: For your young children, parents should try monitoring their kids as they attempt brushing so they can get used to it before taking over for them, making sure their teeth are thoroughly brushed/clean.
Use fluoride to combat tooth decay in two ways. Fluoride incorporates into the structure of developing teeth when it is ingested and it protects teeth when it comes in contact with the surface of the teeth. Fluoride is safe but should be used sparingly, if at all, on children under 6. Many water sources include fluoride, but also toothpaste and some supplements contain fluoride and are safe to use with children 6 and over.
Limit sugary sweets and soda/juices and opt for nutritious food and beverage choices this summer.  Some healthy summer “sweet” options include homemade granola bars, hummus and “ants” on a log. Healthy eating can help fight tooth decay and can also stimulate your gums and boost the production of saliva.
Preventive tooth sealants can be given to children as soon as their adult teeth grow in. Sealing their adult teeth can help prevent future cavities and tooth decay.
Bring your children along to your dentist appointments. From an early age, it’s helpful to get your children used to visiting dentist offices so that they get into the habit of going and learn the importance of twice annual visits. Also, be sure to discuss any of your children’s health concerns with the dentist (even if it’s not oral-related) since there is sometimes a connection you might not be aware of.

ABOUT GREAT EXPRESSIONS DENTAL CENTERS

For more than 35 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has been exceeding patients’ expectations with more than 200 dental centers in ConnecticutFloridaGeorgiaMassachusettsMichiganNew JerseyNew YorkOhio, and Virginia. GEDC is one of the largest privately owned dental service organizations in the United States, but don’t let our size mislead you. GEDC and its employees continue to maintain the dedication and core values found in small, hometown dental practices, but with the stability and convenience of an established national organization. GEDC’s mission is to provide affordable dental care without sacrificing quality and convenience. GEDC accepts most major insurances and is focused on partnering with insurers to increase access for patients.

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Schedule your own appointment with a GEDC office near you. A list of all GEDC locations can be found here: http://www.greatexpressions.com/dental-offices

 

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