Is Your Child Prone to Tooth Decay?

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Would you be surprised to learn that your children’s teeth are actually vulnerable to tooth decay? While everyone is vulnerable to decay, did you know that some children could be more vulnerable than others? Fortunately, there are also a few relatively simple things you can do to make your child less vulnerable 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 R. Bruce Howell.

If you have more questions about keeping your child’s teeth healthy and strong, we invite you to give Orem Pediatric Dentistry a call at 801-802-7200. Dr. R. Bruce Howell and our team will be happy to examine your smile and offer you specific advice. We look forward to hearing from you soon!