What Causes Tooth Decay in Kids?

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Did you know that your children are actually vulnerable to tooth decay? Fortunately, there are a few things you can consider doing to prevent tooth decay. There are also a few things you could unintentionally be doing that may leave your child more prone to tooth decay.

One thing you’ll need to do is help your child brush when they’re about six months old, after their first tooth comes in. You should also help your child floss when their teeth start touching. Children who brush and floss consistently tend to have fewer cavities and healthier teeth overall.

Some children are more prone to tooth decay than others. For example, children who eat prepackaged snacks, dinners to go, and processed foods loaded with carbohydrates and sugars tend to be more vulnerable to cavities than other children. If you worry about your child’s teeth, you could consider switching from processed foods to whole foods and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr Trace M. Lund.

If you have more questions about keeping your child’s teeth healthy and strong, we invite you to give Price Pediatric Dental a call at 435-637-9590. Dr. Trace M. Lund and our team will be happy to examine your smile and offer you specific advice. We look forward to hearing from you soon!