Early Childhood Caries
Did you know that tooth decay is still the single most common chronic childhood disease – five times more common than asthma and seven times more than hay fever? The good news is that tooth decay is preventable!
What causes tooth decay?
Bacteria in the mouth use the sugars found in liquids and foods to produce acids that attack the teeth. Each time these liquids or foods are consumed, acids attack the teeth for 20 minutes or longer. After many attacks, tooth decay can develop.
How to Keep Your Childs Teeth Healthy!
Babies and young children rely on parents and caregivers for good health. Take an active role in caring for your child’s teeth by cleaning them at home, providing a balanced diet and scheduling regular dental visits. It’s important that parents and caregivers tech and practice healthy habits that children will continue into adulthood. Keeping your child’s smile healthy is a team effort.
Start oral care early at home.
•Your children should be supervised while brushing and taught to spit out, not swallow, the toothpaste.
Bottles and Breastfeeding
First Dental Visit
Why are baby teeth important?
What is Early Childhood Caries?