Your child can grow up to be dentally healthy! Your child doesn’t have to suffer from tooth decay.
Tooth decay is nearly 100% preventable. The best ways to prevent tooth decay in baby teeth are with:
- Daily use of fluoridated toothpaste, and
- Fluoride varnish applied to the teeth 2-4 times a year.
Early fluoride varnish can prevent over 40% of tooth decay in young children. The goal is for children to get at least four fluoride varnish applications before their fourth birthday – 4 by 4.
Your child’s medical doctor or dentist can apply fluoride varnish at the next appointment. It is a simple, safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay
Medical doctors are now routinely playing a role in pediatric oral health through early dental screenings and application of fluoride varnish in the medical office. Additionally, they are helping children get to the dentist even earlier than before.