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The Prevention of Tooth Decay in Children

April 27, 2017

Are you ever worried about your kid’s oral health? Do you ever think if there are other steps you could take to help your child keep their pearly whites strong and healthy? In reality, there are a number of things you should do to help your children stay healthy, especially if you’re hoping to help them avoid problems such as tooth decay.

In reality, more and more children are actually suffering from cavities. Unfortunately, 42% of children between the ages of two and eleven may have a cavity. Similarly, nearly 28% of kids who are between the ages of two and five years old might have at least one cavity. Still, brushing should be an important part of keeping your kid’s teeth healthy. However, please remember that you should help your little one’s brush until they’re around five years old. However, even after your child starts to brush on their own, you should watch them until they can clean their teeth thoroughly on their own. Lastly, please note that the diet your children follow will affect the health of their pearly whites. If your little ones eats too many processed foods, they’ll be more susceptible to cavities.

If you would like to learn more about keeping your child’s teeth healthy in Victoria, TX, please feel free to give Victoria Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics a call at (361) 433-4704. Our dentists, Dr. Manshadi, Dr. Roden-Johnson, and Dr. Afridi, and our team will gladly address any concerns they may have. We’re eager to receive your call!