Have you ever thought that tooth decay comes with age? In fact, your teeth may become more susceptible to cavities as you age. However, did you know that teeth are never immune to tooth decay, regardless of your age? Even young children can suffer from tooth decay. Here are a few simple things you can do to help keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong.
Sadly, infants are actually very susceptible to tooth decay, especially if you give them bottles full of sugary drinks when they go to sleep. You see, if your children’s teeth are exposed to sugary drinks, they’ll be more vulnerable to tooth decay. If your child needs a bottle to sleep, you could give them a bottle full of water.
There are other things you could consider doing to protect your child’s teeth. For instance, you should avoid sharing utensils. This is because bacteria can be transferred from parent to child and accelerate decay. And please remember to brush your child’s teeth, or wipe their gums if their teeth haven’t come in.
Finally, please remember to visit our team once every six months after your child’s first tooth erupts. Our dentist, Dr. John Verville, is trained to recognize the signs of tooth decay and other issues, and can help you address potential issues before they become serious.
Are you interested in learning more about how we can help your little one avoid tooth decay? Are you simply hoping to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. John Verville? If so, we invite you to give Dr. John D. Verville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry a call at 904-284-9911. We’ll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We’re eager to receive your call.