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Redmond Kids Dentistry July 2017 Newsletter
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Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.
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Four Tips to Reduce Your Child’s Sugar Intake
From candy to soda to sweetened juices, kids love sugar. As a parent, regulating what your child eats might not be fun, but it is crucial for their oral health. If your child is eating too much sugar, there are a few helpful strategies that can help you to reduce their intake.

Check food labels. Oftentimes, we simply don't realize how much sugar is in the foods that we eat. Making yourself aware of the sugar content in the foods your kids are eating will help you to make better decisions for your family.
Choose fresh fruit over canned. Canned fruits have often gone through a processing procedure, and they can be preserved in sugary syrups. If you do choose canned fruit, make sure that it is packaged in 100% fruit juice.
Pack water. If you make your child's lunch for school, pack water instead of soda or juice, as a single can of soda can have nearly 40 grams of sugar. Drinking more water can dramatically reduce your child's sugar intake.
Avoid fast food. If you want to get a better handle on how much sugar your child is consuming, try to pack their lunch instead of having them choose from lunchroom options. Fast food is also a major source of sugar and unhealthy fats and should be avoided.

Are you concerned with what sugar is doing to your child's teeth? Give our office a call to see if your child needs a dental evaluation.

A Few Tooth Tips for Toddler Parents
Over 40% of kids in the U.S. have their first cavity before they reach kindergarten. As a parent, you can help establish good oral health habits in your home, and these tips can help with your toddler:

• Prioritize oral care and make it a part of your family's daily routine.
• Before your child's teeth erupt, use a washcloth to periodically clean their mouth and gums.
• Use a child-sized toothbrush once their teeth do arrive in order to clean them thoroughly.
• Ensure that your child has their first dental visit prior to their first birthday.

If you need additional guidance on how to care for your toddler's teeth, contact us today.

Three Ways to Protect Your Enamel
The enamel is an important part of your teeth, so it is important to take steps to protect it. Consider employing some of the following strategies:

Brush gently. Brushing too aggressively can cause the enamel to wear down, so use gentle strokes and soft-bristled brush.
Reduce your sugar intake. Sugar is bad news when it comes to the teeth, as it will produce acid that will cause the enamel to soften and eventually wear away.
Avoid dry mouth. Saliva is crucial for keeping your mouth healthy, so make sure that your mouth is well lubricated in order to protect your teeth.

If you are concerned about the health of your enamel, contact your dentist to set up an appointment.

Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.



Redmond Kids Dentistry | www.redmondkidsdentistry.com | (425) 558-4562
16650 NE 79th Street, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052



 

 

 
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