How do I prevent cavities?
The key to preventing cavities is wiping out bacteria. Millions of these bacteria live, work and play in our mouths. Here they
feed on left over food particles, producing acid in the process. It is this acid by-product which eats into tooth enamel creating
Good oral hygiene removes bacteria and the left over food particles bacteria feast on. For infants, use a wet gauze or clean
washcloth to wipe the plaque bacteria from teeth and gums.
For older children, brush their teeth at least twice a day. Also, watch the number of snacks containing sugar that you give your
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