Dental One Associates of College Park
1901 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 100, College Park, GA 30349

Practical Tips for Tooth Decay Prevention in Preschoolers

Cavity Prevention

Preschoolers have a tendency to get cavities, so a good tooth decay prevention plan is essential. Preventing cavities in children requires parental supervision, early development of good oral hygiene habits, attention to diet, and regular professional dental care. The most important component is avoiding tooth decay in preschoolers is twice-daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste as soon as they are old enough to use it safely. Brushing once in the morning and once before bed is acceptable, but the ideal regimen includes brushing after every meal. Cleaning between teeth by flossing daily is a strong second line of defense.

Sugar Control

It’s best to limit the number of sugary snacks and beverages children consume throughout the day. Parents should not allow young children to fall asleep with a bottle at bedtime. Acids from juice or milk sitting inside the mouth eat away at tooth enamel and can damage both primary and adult teeth.

Dental Sealants

Children who have teeth with deeply grooved molars that tend to trap food particles may benefit from tooth sealants. Sealants are clear or colored coatings applied to the grooved and pitted chewing surfaces of teeth to protect them from tooth decay caused by plaque. Because they cover the areas where most cavities begin, sealants can be a powerful weapon in preventing cavities.

The Value of Fluoride

Fluoridated water works inside the body to strengthen and protect developing teeth. The fluoride in dental care products works topically to strengthen teeth that have erupted. Both fluoride sources are important. If you don’t have access to water with added fluoride, ask your dentist in College Park about fluoride supplements.

Dealing with Cavities in Baby Teeth

Cavities in primary teeth should be filled by a dentist. If tooth decay becomes extensive and the tooth is lost, it may cause spacing problems that affect permanent teeth. Schedule dental check-ups twice a year when all baby teeth have appeared. If you see signs of tooth decay, or a baby tooth darkens, see your dentist immediately.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in College Park, call Dental One Associates of College Park today at (678) 619-5697 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in College Park. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of College Park, 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 College Park.

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The staff at Dental One located in College Park, GA are always friendly and professional.
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I continue to be impressed with the professional and personal attention that I receive from Dental One
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Front and back office staff very friendly and professional. . I had a very good tech. Not my usual person but she was so good I asked if I could […]
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Each visit is more customer friendly.
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was very please with my service.
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Service always consistent. Dr Mc Millian and Tina are the best.
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Surprisingly enough, the visit wasn't bad at all. Everyone at the office is very pleasant and Dr. Washington took care to make sure I wasn't in any […]
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I have been with Dental One since they started their business on Phoenix Blvd and I have very few problems which all had been resolved.
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Patricia T.
I love this dentist office. Dr McMillon is the best. her assist Steve is outstanding....
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (678) 619-5697
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