Cavity Free Club

Cavity Free Club

 

The Cavity Free Club is for children 12 and younger who come in for routine exams and cleanings and have no cavities!  If you are cavity free you will fill out a Cavity Free Club Ticket and place in our drawing box. Every quarter we will draw two lucky patients, one boy and one girl. The winners are awarded a new Bicycle of their choice!

 

What is a Cavity?

Cavities are small holes that form on your teeth caused by bacteria. The bacteria is left behind from food & drinks especially those that contain high amounts of sugar. This is why it is very important to brush your teeth twice a day. If bacteria is left behind, it will start to eat away at your teeth forming little holes that are called “cavities.” It is very important to have cavities filled by your dentist or they will continue to grow bigger.

 

What Can I Do to Prevent Cavities?

There are lots of things you can do to help prevent cavities starting with a good brushing schedule at home. You should always make sure to brush your teeth two times a day, once in the morning and once at night before you go to bed. It is very important to remember not to eat or drink anything except water after you brush your teeth before bed.

 

Sugary Food such as Candy, Gum with Sugar, Pop and some Juices should be avoided or consumed in small doses. These foods will leave a sticky film on your teeth that will stay there unless it is brushed away. This is where the sugar bugs hide and if left for too long they will start to eat away at your teeth.. Yikes! If you are not able to brush your teeth after eating sugar, you should at least try to rinse with water until you are able to brush.

 

Floss! Floss! Floss! Make sure you floss at least once a day to get rid of all the sugar bugs in between your teeth!

 

Drink lots of water and eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables like apples, oranges and carrots. Your teeth will love you!

 

Visit our office regularly for exams and cleanings. This will ensure we can catch problems before they start and we can see if you are doing a good job with your oral hygiene and make suggestions for you.