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Baby Dental, My Daughter Has Dental Cavities

Tuesday, Jan. 7th 2014 10:03 AM

My four year old daughter already has two cavities.  I do not know why when I have her brush her teeth after breakfast and dinner.  Although they are just her baby teeth I do not want her to continue to get any more cavities. Not sure what I should be doing about this.  Her dentist advises that I should floss her teeth but getting her to brush is hard enough.

Answer: You may need to brush your daughter teeth for her. Generally speaking kids do not brush well until they are around six.  Having her do it on her own may be part of the problem.  Ways of getting her to brush without it being a hard time for you is by making brushing fun.  Brush your teeth together if she see mom having fun brushing she will want to brush more. Another tip that works well is brushing her teeth to her favorite song. Songs normally are around two minutes long so not only will she be brushing her teeth to what she like but she be brushing for the time period that is best advised.

As for flossing you need to start flossing her teeth if you do not want her to get any more cavities.  Floss her teeth before bed time.  If you read stories to her you can floss before story time. You can say lets floss your teeth real quick so I can read you your bed time story.

Teaching her proper dental habits from the start will then help her to maintain not only her baby teeth but her adult teeth as well.

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