Dental Cavities in Children Facts

Starting oral hygiene routines when children are young, such as monitoring how a child brushes and what they eat, can set the foundation for good habits and strong teeth throughout adolescence into adulthood.

Keeping your child’s smile healthy and free of cavities can help avoid significant dental problems, gum disease, and tooth decay as they lose their baby teeth and permanent teeth develop.

As your child grows, it’s important to watch for warning signs of tooth decay and minimize the risk factors. Daily brushing and flossing, fluoride toothpaste, preventive dental sealants, and regular cleanings to remove plaque are highly recommended. These steps can end up saving time, money, and unnecessary pain in the long run.

Since a child’s mouth is growing and changing quickly, keeping track of how these habits support the teeth and gums can be tricky. Nevertheless, it’s essential to keep a close watch as children are prone to cavities without proper care.

Some things to ask yourself when it comes to your child’s dental health include:

  • Is my child brushing and flossing consistently?
  • Are my kids using the right type of toothbrush and toothpaste?
  • Is there a pediatric dentist near me to help keep my family on track?
  • Are my kids at risk for dental cavities?

Here are some important stats on tooth decay in children that may help you stay on top of your kid’s oral health.

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