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You might already understand that there are several things you should consider trying if you’d like to help your little one enjoy healthy teeth. For instance, you’ve probably heard that brushing and flossing are very important, but would you be surprised to hear that you should also help your children develop healthy habits when they’re young?

Kids who start caring for their smile when they’re young are more likely to care for their teeth better as they age. We also recommend helping your kids learn the benefits of eating well while they’re young. You should also give your child healthy snacks like nuts and fruits when you’re on a long trip or when your little one needs a snack. If you drink coffee regularly, you may want to consider switching to green tea. Drinking coffee typically leads to a caffeine crash, which many people use sugar to get through. Eating or drinking too much sugar might actually make you more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay. Drinking tea could also help you prevent tooth decay.

Finally, please remember to set up a checkup with our team twice a year. You should also keep up on your oral health regardless of where you are, including on vacation.

If you’re interested in hearing more about helping your little ones protect their oral health in South Jordan, Utah, please feel free to contact Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry at 801-446-2080. Our dentist, Dr. Troy Hardy, and our team look forward to hearing from you!