Consider the use of antimicrobial, as appropriate, to prevent tooth decay. For example, to give the mouth an extra good clean, rinsing with an antimicrobial mouth rinse is recommended. These kill bacteria in the mouth and help in cleaning at the gum line. This is an important tip to prevent tooth decay as well as gum disease.
Another tip to prevent tooth decay is to be aware of the amount of sugar in foods and drink and even some medications. Don’t be fooled by fruit juices or foods that claim they are low fat. Many fruit juices have loads of added sugar and do more harm than good. Make sure your child brushes after consuming any of these items.