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Cavities are the number one enemy for the smile, especially because they cause extreme pain and discomfort, and the treatment involved in eliminating the cavities isn’t all that pleasant, either. So, as you may already know, it’s best to prevent cavities altogether. To make this smile goal possible for your child, our dentist, Dr. Milad Nourahmadi, has some tips that can help you help your child.

First, make sure your child brushes their teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste (if they are older than 3 years old) and they floss their teeth at least once a day. This is very important because the oral hygiene routine can remove harmful, dental problem-causing substances from the teeth and gums.

Second, bring your child into Shining Smiles LLC every six months to visit their dentist. This is also important because the treatments provided during the appointment can completely remove plaque, which causes cavities, from the teeth and gums, and they can also strengthen the tooth enamel to reduce the chances of cavities forming.

Third, don’t swap saliva with your child. This means you should avoid sharing drinks, toothbrushes, and utensils with your child. This is recommended because sharing saliva quickly promotes cavities.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to help your child prevent cavities in Bolingbrook, Franklin Park, Joliet, Naperville, Plainfield, Riverside, and Wheaton, Illinois, please call Shining Smiles LLC at 630-972-4010. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if your child is due for their next appointment. We are happy to help you!