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Your children’s teeth are very important to their overall development—but do you know what you can do to help you keep your little ones’ teeth healthy? Your children’s foundation for healthy permanent teeth starts within the first few years of their life. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help your kids enjoy healthy smiles for a lifetime.

If you help your children practice good oral health while they’re young, they’ll probably carry the same practices into adulthood. There are definite long-term benefits to helping your children care for their teeth. Helping them care for their teeth can also have a more immediate effect. You see, your child’s baby teeth actually make it possible for your child’s permanent teeth to come in properly.

Sadly, many dentists have noticed signs of increased sugar consumption in children. You should consider limiting the amount of sugar your little ones have in their diet. We also recommend visiting our dentist once every six months. This appointment affords our team the opportunity to inspect the state of your children’s teeth.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can care for your children’s teeth, we invite you to contact Jolly Family Dentistry at 501.228.6360. Dr. Rebecca Barfield and our team will be happy to offer you any advice you need. We look forward to hearing from you soon!