How to Prevent Cavities

Cavity prevention is important even for infant children. To clean your infant’s teeth, use a wet washcloth or wet gauze to gently wipe the plaque from the gums and teeth. A child should never be put to bed with a bottle filled with anything but water, as other beverages can contribute to the development of Early Childhood Caries, also known as “Baby Bottle Tooth Decay.”

We recommend scheduling check-up appointments with Dr. Callen twice yearly once your child is one year old. This schedule ensures your child is off to a great start for healthy check-ups through their childhood years and into adulthood!