Preventing Cavities in Your Baby’s Teeth

Teething Baby

Eating & Drinking

  • Don’t let it continue throughout the day. Limit to 4 or 5 periods.
  • This especially includes apple juice, raisins. Residual fruit sugars easily damage baby teeth.
  • Restricting unlimited contact between food and teeth is the most important factor in preventing cavities!


  • Remember: thorough brushing is more important than frequent brushing.
  • Thorough flossing is just as important.
  • Most kids under 7 are going to need assistance.
  • Regular hygiene is the second most important factor in preventing cavities!


  • Important for teeth that haven’t broken through the gums!
  • Available as tablets or drops, or in most municipal (not private) water supplies.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash with teeth that have broken through.
  • Fluoride is the third most important factor in preventing cavities!

About Dr. Chase & Dr. Kotula

Dr. Steven Chase, DDS & Jacqueline Kotula, DDS pride themselves on offering their patients the most comprehensive and sophisticated options for dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Their caring and talented dental family’s first priority is the well being of their patients. They strive to help their patients achieve optimum dental health by providing personalized and compassionate dental care. Their team is comprised of highly skilled professionals dedicated to excellence in every phase of dental treatment. They are committed to continued education, which enables delivery of the very finest, state-of-the-art cosmetic, restorative, and CEREC® same-day dentistry, along with Invisalign® clear aligners.

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