fail safe way to prevent children's cavities?
July 15, 2010 11:11 AM Subscribe
I brush my children's teeth twice a day. They only drink water, never soft drinks of fruit juices or stuff like that. Candy is a rare treat. They're 3 and 1. Is this enough to prevent cavities?
posted by uauage to Health & Fitness (61 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Today I was hanging out with a friend whose kids, 4 and 6 years old, have some cavities. She claimed that she brushes her teeth regularly twice a day and that her daughter's front teeth have a horrible cavity in between them because as a toddler she always used to fall face on the ground and cracked the enamel of these teeth. She had no explanation for the boy's cavity.
I am terrified. I thought brushing was enough, and I actually believe her when she says she keeps their teeth clean.
I had cavities as a kid and hence many many dental problems as an adult. I don't want that for my kids!!!