How to Fix Cavities

If your children have bad teeth or cavities, don’t worry. There are some ways to help fix cavities at home. And of course, regular visits to the dentist can help improve your child’s health. Kool Smiles provides education and affordable care for the whole family.

How To Fix Cavities in Children

Cavities and tooth decay are a big deal for children. The CDC says cavities are the number one chronic illness in American kids. Almost every child has some tooth decay, which can lead to cavities. 

Helping children have healthy teeth starts at home. Before you learn how to fix cavities, it is easier to stop them from forming in the first place.

Here are some prevention methods:

  • Tooth Brushing—Regular tooth brushing may be the most important factor to fix and prevent cavities. Children should brush twice a day, and should use a pea-sized drop of toothpaste. It’s a good idea for parents to help children younger than seven to brush their teeth. 
  • Use Fluoride—Fluoride can be found in many toothpastes and is proven to slow tooth decay. It is also added to many municipal water systems. Many dentists offer fluoride treatment for children. 
  • Kids’ Diets—Children often eat and drink things that lead to cavities. Sugar and starch causes tooth decay. Limit soda, candy, cookies and other sweets and, as always, brush regularly.

These are some basic tips to get you started. Kool Smiles has lesson plans to help you reinforce good dental habits in your children.

Call Kool Smiles Today for an Appointment

Kool Smiles provides affordable dental care in more than 120 locations nationwide. More importantly, they know how to make children feel calm and comfortable during treatment. Every Kool Smiles office is designed with kids in mind. They are brightly-painted, have plenty of room, and most even have indoor playgrounds. 

Kool Smiles accepts many types of insurance, including Medicaid, state-sponsored programs (SCHIP), and TRICARE. 

Find a Kool Smiles location near you or call us to schedule an appointment today.

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Sources: 

Center For Disease Control: cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/dental_caries.html

NIH: nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/OralHealthInformation/ChildrensOralHealth/ToothDecayProcess.htm