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oral care for children in Cobourg

Good oral hygiene practices at a young age can help prevent dental issues in adulthood. Preventative care at home and in the dentist’s office is essential to maintain pediatric oral health. Cavities and tooth decay are common issues among children. At Lai & Associates Dental Clinic in Cobourg, our dentist can help you monitor your child’s oral health and providing effective, individualized solutions.


During your child’s dentist appointment, we will thoroughly examine the teeth for signs of decay. We also monitor orthodontic concerns, track jaw and tooth development, and offer good resources for parents.

Brushing and Flossing

The right method of brushing and flossing can help your child avoid cavities. Ensure that their teeth are cleaned twice a day. Our dental team can help you teach your child the right methods.

Diet

A nourishing, well-balanced diet is an important step in preventative dental care. Sugary and sticky treats as well as canned drinks can lead to cavities and should be avoided. Alternative snacks such as celery sticks, carrot sticks, and low-fat yogurt can help keep your child’s sugar intake low.

Oral Habits

Since habits such as thumb sucking and pacifier use can lead to the misalignment of teeth, it is best to curb the practice quickly. Our dentist can provide solutions or dental appliances to reduce thumb sucking in case you’re having trouble stopping the habit.

Kids’ Dental Services

Dental sealants are a great way to prevent cavities and decay, especially in the back teeth. A dental sealant is a durable layer that’s placed over the teeth and acts as a barrier between food particles and the surface of the teeth. Sealants can be brushed and cleaned just like your regular teeth surface. They are a great investment as they last a long time.


If you have any questions or concerns about your child’ oral care, please don’t hesitate to contact us . We’re happy to help.

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