When left untreated, childhood tooth decay can be devastating to a child’s overall health and wellbeing.
Here are some concerning facts about childhood tooth decay in the United States today:
What can you do?
It’s important to care for your child’s teeth from the moment the first one sprouts. Brush them gently and keep them clean. Avoid leaving the child with a bottle full of sugar liquids or milk. Begin flossing as soon as all of the primary teeth have erupted (usually between ages 2 and 3). And visit your pediatric dentist early and often. Let us help you ensure your child grows up with healthy teeth and gums.
Your child’s baby teeth matter, and tooth decay in baby teeth is an enormous problem in the United States. Take these simples steps to give your child a head start and avoid the many consequences of childhood tooth decay.