Choosing Your Child’s Dentist is Like Choosing Their Pediatrician
Instilling good habits early, in an environment that’s comfortable and fun, is essential for a lifetime of good oral health. Children’s teeth can be very susceptible to cavities at a young age due to many factors:
Children are not able to brush well on their own. Because of this, it is important for parents to be involved in their child’s daily dental care. This ensures both thorough cleaning and the development of proper dental habits. Little kids tend to eat more often during the day (grazing). This results in a prolonged exposure to acid (every time you eat you make acid), which may cause more cavities.
A tooth that is not as clean as it should be will cause additional acid production that can speed up the development of cavities. The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can significantly reduce the chance of your child having a cavity.