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If you want your child’s smile to remain free of tooth decay, enamel erosion, and gum disease, then our dentist, Dr. Bradley Adkins, is more than happy to help you. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help your child achieve those smile goals. Our dentist is more than happy to discuss those things on our blog today, which are:

-Make sure your child keeps up on oral hygiene. This can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease because oral hygiene removes the harmful plaque that threatens to destroy the smile. So, make sure they brush, floss, and rinse regularly.

-Make sure your child attends their dental cleaning and exam appointments. It’s important to attend this appointment every six months because it helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and enamel erosion. The cleaning treatment provided removes the plaque and tartar from your teeth and the fluoride treatment provided strengthens the tooth enamel.

-Make sure your child doesn’t consume high amounts of products that are harmful to the smile, like sugary or acidic foods and drinks. This is recommended because sugar promotes tooth decay and acid promotes enamel erosion.

For more information and details about how to help your child prevent dental problems in New Bern, North Carolina, please contact Adkins Dentistry and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 252-633-2876 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!