Q. 1. Even though my child’s baby teeth will fall out, do I still need to take care of them?
A. Yes, please.
**letting go of cavities in baby teeth sets a bad stage for adult teeth that have yet to come.
Q. 2. My dentist suggested sealants on my child’s teeth to prevent cavities. Do they really work?
A. Yes, they do.
**prevent early, and there’s less to cure later.
Q. 3. I’ve always been afraid of the dentist, so I “scare” my kid that I’ll take her to see one too if she doesn’t behave. Is that bad?
**negative breeds negative. Make it a positive, fun experience and the beneficial effects will last a lifetime.
Q. 4. I’ve heard letting my toddler sleep with a sippy cup full of milk is not good for his teeth. Is that right?
A. Oh my gosh, yes.
**milk has a lot of sugar that can damage teeth when coating them for a long time. Ditch the cup/bottle or fill it with water instead.
Q. 5. The best thing I can do for my kids is build good habits for taking care of their teeth from a young age and use positive reinforcement. Do I rock or what?
A. Heck yeah you do! (HI-FIVE!)
**that’s the best any parent can do..rock on!
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