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How Children Can Maintain Beautiful, White Teeth
Posted on 7/9/2019 by Crossroads Family Dentistry
It's important that you take all avenues possible to protect your child's teeth from discoloration. Many factors can lead to yellowing teeth, which may affect your child's self-esteem and their oral health now and later in life. It's not impossible to maintain white teeth to ensure that your child enjoys a lifetime of beautiful smiles. Keep the three tips below in mind if you'd like to prevent tooth discoloration and those trips to the dental offices in Colorado Springs for bleaching treatments. The tips here are great for the kids, but can also be used by the entire family for incredible results.
1- H2O, Please
Water is the best drink for both children and adults. Not only does water hydrate us and provide energy to get out there and enjoy life to the fullest, but it also protects our body as well as our teeth by removing sugar and other debris from the surface of the tooth. In turn, this reduces the risk of decay and cavities. Water also reduces dry mouth and may help prevent halitosis, since it keeps the salivary glands active. Offer your child water to quench their thirst rather than colas or juices, and this benefit is one that you'll receive.
2- Brush & Rinse the Teeth
Your dentist in Colorado Springs recommends brushing your teeth at least twice daily -once when you wake up in the morning and again before bedtime. However, if it's possible, brush your teeth after every meal to remove particles and debris that become stuck to the teeth after eating. Use a soft-bristle or a medium-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste for best results. Brush the teeth, front and back, for two minutes each session. Be sure to brush your tongue to remove plaque and debris buildup further and freshen the breath.
3- Reduce Risks of Discoloration
Your child's smile is important. Protect their smile by avoiding the most common causes of tooth discoloration. Avoid acidic foods and drinks that eat away at the enamel and cause decay and cavities. Sugary foods and beverages also damage the teeth. This includes items like spaghetti sauce and dark juices. Avoid offering any of these items to your child to prevent tooth discoloration. There's tons of other food and drink choices (such as water, like those mentioned above) that are better for your child's health and that won't harbor their great smile.
Call The Dentist in Colorado Springs
Use the tips above to prevent tooth discoloration, but do not stop there when it's time to protect your child's mouth. Make sure to visit dental offices in Colorado Springs regularly to further keep the teeth white and bright. The dentist in Colorado Springs provides care for the entire family. Use the tips above to combat tooth discoloration, but don't forget the importance of visiting the dentist in Colorado Springs. The American Dental Association recommends two annual visits for the best preventive dental care. Take care of your smile, and it will take care of you.