Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Tooth Decay in Baby Teeth

Tooth decay in the primary (baby) teeth of young children is also called early childhood caries. It happens when the child's teeth come into contact with sugary foods and drinks often and for long periods of time. These drinks include fruit juices, soda and other drinks with sugar.


                                 Parents are often surprised to learn that tooth decay can begin as soon as a baby's teeth come in, usually by the age six months.

                                      Children who have decay in their baby teeth are more likely to have decay in their adult teeth.

How to keep your child's teeth healthy:

Clean your child's teeth every day.
Feed your child a healthy diet.
Take your child to the dentist regularly.

Remember  Children learn healthy habits from their parents and caregivers!

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