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You probably understand that you should be brushing and flossing your mouth regularly if you’d like to prevent decay. However, are you aware that children may actually be as susceptible to cavities as you are? In fact, about 42% of kids between two and eleven years old will have a cavity. Moreover, 28% of children between two and five will actually have a cavity. Luckily, there are many things you can do to help your children avoid tooth decay.

For instance, you probably know that brushing is very important if you’d like to help your little one’s teeth stay healthy. Similarly, you should start to floss their pearly whites when they start to touch. However, please note that you’ll also need to brush your kid’s teeth until they’re able to brush them on their own. However, you should still supervise them even after they start brushing on their own. In fact, you should help them brush until they can do so safely and thoroughly on their own.

As you may have already guessed, the foods your kid eats will also affect their oral health. If your child eats a lot of processed foods, they’ll be more likely to have cavities. Naturally, you can help your kids avoid this issue by giving them plenty of vegetables and fruits

If you would like to learn more about helping your kids enjoy a healthy smile in Yakima, Washington, we invite you to give Central Washington Pediatric Dentistry a call at 509-248-2973. Our dentist, Dr. Neal Smith, and our team will gladly address any concerns they have. We’re eager to meet with you!