How You Can Prevent Dental Caries at Home

  

There are two ways you can prevent dental caries at home.

The first is to brush and floss the biofilm off the teeth everyday using a fluoridated toothpaste.

The second is to eat between-meal snacks that do not promote the disease.  Whatever you decide to eat or drink at mealtimes is your decision.

So...... what between-meal snacks are okay?

Cheese, fresh fruits and vegetables, and if the child is old enough, nuts.......and milk or water to drink.

If you have a snack from a package, it's important to read the label to make sure no sugars or syrups have been added.