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Perhaps the greatest enemy to your child’s teeth and gums is tooth decay, and no child is happy about having to undergo dental treatment to rid their teeth of advanced tooth decay. Our pediatric dentist and team invite you to prevent dental cavities in your child’s smile with the following steps:

1. Ensure that your child’s smile oral hygiene is attended to at least twice a day. This should include brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing at least daily to rid the teeth of decay-causing bacteria before your child’s smile develops tooth decay.

2. Schedule regular dental cleanings and exams with our pediatric dentists every six months. This enables your child to receive important dental treatments that ward off tooth decay. One such treatment is applying fluoride to enhance the quality of the tooth enamel and fortify it against bacteria. Another option is to deep clean their teeth to remove any lingering bacteria.

3. Avoid transferring oral bacteria to your child through shared saliva. This can occur quite often if you are in the practice of sharing food and drink, utensils, or toothbrushes.

For more information about how to prevent cavities in your child’s smile or to discuss the need for cavity treatment in South Jordan, Utah, contact Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry at 801-446-2080 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Hardy or Dr. Bushell for a consultation.