Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows
2785 NW 49th Ave Suite 102, Ocala, FL 34482

Preventing Tooth Decay in Children

Cavity Prevention

Affordable dentists agree that there are few things more important than helping young children develop strong oral hygiene habits and practices to help build the foundation for lifelong enjoyment of healthy teeth. Studies have shown that the children tooth decay affects stand a far greater chance of having cavities through adulthood, so it makes good sense for parents to get an early start with cavity prevention when taking care of their children’s teeth.



The way to assess whether your children face low, moderate, or elevated risk of tooth decay is with an initial dental examination. The children tooth decay affects can benefit greatly from a vigilant oral hygiene regimen formulated with the help of a dental professional. A dentist in Quail Meadows will be able to instruct you on how to assist your kids with daily brushing and flossing routines and can provide useful cavity prevention pointers. 



Children need to begin brushing as soon as the very first tooth appears, and it is important to actively help kids brush their teeth at least until they are old enough to tie their own shoes. This is typically around ages five or six. Because tooth decay is known to have a genetic component, take extra care of your children’s teeth if your family has a history of dental problems. 



Make sure to also teach healthy dental care habits at the kitchen table as well as at the bathroom sink by limiting starchy snack foods and sugary beverages and by encouraging kids to rinse their mouths after eating. Ultimately, all children are at some degree of risk for developing tooth decay, but by following a few key cavity prevention tips, the potential for decay and gingivitis in the youngest patients can be substantially lowered. 


To learn about our family dentistry practice in Quail Meadows, call Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows today at (352) 533-4159 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Quail Meadows. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows, 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 Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 533-4159
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