You dutifully brush the teeth of your kids every evening and morning. Because if you brush well, you will not get holes. Then you come home from a cold funfair after a visit from the dentist if it appears that your son or daughter does have a hole. Don't worry, it's not your brushing skills.
Sometimes you can brush what you want, holes are inevitable. Even with (young) children. There are parents who are ashamed of it because they think they are not cleaning properly.
Natural ways to prevent cavities
Brushing your teeth is not the only way to prevent cavities (as far as possible). There are also other – natural – ways to keep your children's teeth strong. From research published in the British Medical Journal, cavities can also be prevented by following a certain diet.
Researchers allowed children to follow different diets and the group of children who followed a nutrient-rich diet and especially received vegetables, fruit, meat, milk and vitamins D had the greatest benefit over their teeth.
The research shows that even novice holes can heal by themselves if children have a good diet and lack essential nutrients.
Tips for a healthy diet
Sugar is probably the biggest enemy of our teeth and if something causes cavities, it is sugar. It is therefore better to scrap this product altogether, although we understand that it is virtually impossible. In any case, try to limit it considerably because the teeth of your children will benefit greatly.
Do not let them drink too much soda (which is not necessary anyway) and opt for healthier options and give them low-sugar products. In some cases you can also replace the sugar for maple syrup, for example.