For more information on what to do in an emergency situation, see our Dental Emergency page

Tips for preventing cavities

How to prevent cavities?

Brush twice a day .

Help or supervise your child’s brushing until they can do it well, usually age 8.

Floss once a day.

Help or supervise flossing until your child can do it well, usually age 9.

Eat healthy, balanced meals with lots of fruit and vegetables.

Limit Snacking.

Avoid sipping on ANY sweetened drinks for long periods of time.

Including: Gatorade, soda, juices, coffee drinks and energy drinks.