Dental One Associates of Annapolis
2623 Housley Road, Gateway Village, Annapolis, MD 21401

Children’s Cavities – Prevent Them, Reverse Them

Cavity Prevention

Everyone wants their kids to have healthy teeth, but tooth decay can rob them of their smiles. Cavities are frustratingly common in children, but with proper dental care, you can prevent or reverse the process that causes them. Holes in teeth do not develop overnight. It takes time for a cavity to form, so you have a chance to intervene with improved oral hygiene and a little help from your dentist.

The human mouth is full of various types of bacteria, and some of them are harmful. The tooth decay process begins when a sticky, bacteria-laden film called plaque forms on teeth after eating. Bacteria contained in plaque interact with sugars and starches to make acids; the acids eat away at the tooth enamel and eventually form a cavity. Minerals in saliva and fluoride from water and other sources work together to repair the damage, but tooth decay develops if oral hygiene is poor. The children tooth decay affects most are those who don’t brush and floss regularly to counteract the frequent acid exposure.

Before you wage war on cavities, it helps to know what causes them and be armed with the following cavity prevention tips.

7 Cavity Prevention Tips

1. Supervise oral hygiene until a child is seven or eight years old.

2. Ensure that children brush twice a day and floss daily.

3. Limit snacks to reduce acid exposure.

4. Don’t allow nighttime snacks after brushing.

5. Save candy, cookies, and soda for special occasions.

6. Limit fruit juice consumption.

7. Don’t use sippy cups.

Affordable dentists can help with cavity prevention by providing treatments such as dental sealants that cover the chewing surfaces to teeth to prevent bacteria and plaque from collecting in the natural grooves of molars. Professional fluoride treatments may also be useful, especially if your children do not get enough fluoride from water.

Regular dental visits are the best way to ensure that tooth decay is addressed early. If you keep your children’s dental appointments now, there will be fewer in the future.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Annapolis, call Dental One Associates of Annapolis today at (410) 793-4922 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Annapolis. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Annapolis, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Annapolis.

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I was impressed with Dr Scarupa. I went for a route canal and he really put me at ease. He allowed my husband to hold my hand , while he gave me the shot. He numb the gum before he inserted the […]
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These people are wonderful. Every appointment brings joy to my heart. Love Adam!
Matt J.
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Edward W.
I was in & out fast!
Pam H.
Office is always clean. Cheryl does an amazing job cleaning my teeth & is always on time!
Kimberly W.
Michelle has been my dental hygienist for years. She is very professional and friendly. She makes you feel relaxed and welcomed.
Teresa S.
Rarely ever wait more than a couple minutes.
Chris G.
The staff and the doctor were extremely nice and very reassuring. I felt I was in very capable hands.
Anne H.
I like the people that work at Dental One, they are always nice and helpful.
Angela G.
Over the last 60 years or so that I’ve been going to the dentist, I’ve lived in 24 different places in the U.S. and overseas, and the level of care at Dental 1 is the best I’ve found.
John K.
Jenny Smith is amazing, Dr B is amazing. Pam rocks. I like that you get to sit down & check out instead of standing at a counter waiting.
Glenda B.
The staff is polite and helpful. They are always busy, which I guess is a great thing
Brandi P.
Staff is very informative and polite.
Fontella B.
Very sanitary.All positive attitude
Sydney S.
Everyone was friendly and professional
Bianca O.
Dr. Sagafi is the best orthodontist in the area! Very knowledgeable and experienced. She is extremely kind to everyone and makes you feel like your her only patient. Highly recommended! -Jose
Admin M.
All personnel were very nice…very competent
Davey W.
Appointment within a few days, Dr. Fooksman took care of the problem.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (410) 793-4922
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