Often a child will brush their teeth too quickly and without assistance from an adult. Even though they are brushing, if it is inadequate, they are at increased risk of cavities.

Key takeaways:

  • There are areas within the mouth which are hard to reach, where bacteria lives on trapped food.
  • Too much food intake increases the risk of bacteria which feeds on food as it breaks down in to sugar.
  • Six-month dentist check-ups as part of a good oral health routine helps prevent cavities.

“A good rule of thumb is to offer kids breakfast, lunch, dinner and two healthy snacks in between meals. Limit the amount of sweets and treats you give your child.”

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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!