Why my child keeps on getting Dental Cavities?


Why my child keeps on getting Dental Cavities?

March 17, 2021 6:03 pm Published by

Tooth cavities (aka Dental Caries) remain one of the most common childhood diseases. More than 1 in every four children has at least one cavity by the age of 4.

While tooth decay may be slightly different for each child, it usually shows white spots on the teeth in areas affected; they may lead to early sensitivity in the teeth. An early cavity has a light brown color, but as the cavity becomes deeper, it shows darker shade of brown.

Tooth decay happens with the breakdown of tooth enamel; it can lead to holes in the teeth called cavities. Tooth cavities are caused by bacteria and can happen when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) are left on the teeth.

Over time, the acids made by these bacteria eat away at the tooth enamel, causing cavities that will cause symptoms, such as pain in the area around your child’s tooth and sensitivity towards certain types of food and hot and cold; that’s why children must brush their teeth at least twice a day and minimize the number of snacks containing sugar that is consumed every day.

It is highly recommended that your child visits a Specialist Pediatric Dentist every six months as soon as you celebrate his or her 1st birthday; let’s assure you that our Specialist Pediatric Dentists at Drs. Nicolas & Asp will give you the best advice for prevention and will start your child on a lifetime of good dental health.

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