At Pediatric Dental Center we are committed to excellence in pediatric dentistry.
Sometimes parents fall into the trap of thinking cavities happen because they don’t brush and floss their children’s teeth enough. Unforunately it is more complicated than that.
Tooth decay can begin with that very first tooth, which is one reason why it’s so important to bring your child in for that all-important first checkup no later than their first birthday. Statistics don’t lie: about forty percent of children between the ages two to five already have at least one cavity.
To minimize the risk, here are some things you can do:
- Don’t put babies to bed with a bottle. The sugar in baby formulas, and even breast milk, should never be allowed to stay on teeth for extended periods of time.
- Don’t allow little ones to drink juice continually during the day. Even natural sugars in juice coat the teeth and can lead to cavities.
- Limit sugary foods.
Sugar is a major villain when it comes to tooth decay.
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