Be sure that your child brushes his teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Flossing daily is also important, as flossing can reach spots between the teeth that brushing can’t. Check with your pediatric dentist about a fluoride supplement which helps tooth enamel be harder and more resistant to decay. Avoid sugary foods and drinks, limit snacking, and maintain a healthy diet. And finally, make regular appointments so that we can check the health of your child’s teeth and provide professional cleanings. Setting a good example is also an important part of helping your child achieve good oral health, the bacteria that cause cavities in the mouth are transferable from parent to child. By keeping your mouth in good oral health you lessen the amount of bacteria that will be transferred to your child.