Protecting Your Family From Childhood Tooth Decay


Tooth-Decay-In-ChildrenWe always try to do everything possible when it comes to the health of our family, but the amount of false information is floating around sometimes makes it difficult to understand the correct course of action. The emergence of caries in very young children has increased over the past few
years, at least in part because of the predominance of fruit juices and other sweet drinks consumed by infants and children, and infrequent visits to dentists in the first few years of life. Since baby teeth are replaced, why is early disintegration so harmful?

Many people have the impression that children’s teeth are not so important for the development of the child, as they eventually fall out and are replaced. In fact, the disintegration and improper development of children’s teeth can have serious consequences for the health of adult teeth. Teeth for babies (or baby teeth, as they are sometimes called) hold the space necessary for future adult teeth. Each child’s tooth remains in place until a permanent tooth is developed under it and will not be ready to grow. When the
child’s tooth becomes decomposed and damaged in the structure, the surrounding teeth can go into the space free from decaying teeth or teeth. This may mean that adult teeth grow inappropriately, which can lead to costly orthodontic work.

Is fruit juice healthy for children?

Most fruit juices carry a healthy dose of added sugar – many of them carry as much as a typical serving of soda. Fruit juices also tend to be very acidic; except for fruits that are acidic, many juices add citric acid
to give a palpable taste. Sugar and acid are two of the biggest criminals when it comes to child tooth decay. Even juices that say that “without the addition of sugar,” still carry all the sugars in the fruit itself.

If you want to give your children fruit juices, allow them only at meals or for a limited amount of time during the day. It is much better than the teeth are exposed to sugar and acidity for a short period, rather than throughout the day.

The breath of a baby bottle or the mouth of a baby bottle is a syndrome that occurs in children who carry a bottle or test tube that protects from spills and swallow drinks throughout the day and take the bottle
to bed or at night. Usually hitting the upper teeth, the decay of the teeth of the baby bottle occurs when the front teeth are constantly bombarded with sweet drinks and become decayed and worn out. Disintegration and abnormal development of children’s teeth can have serious consequences for the health of adult teeth.

What else puts a child at risk of early decay?

Many children do not have their first appointment to teeth, while some or all of their teeth do not grow often, it’s about two, and studies show that in some parts of the country up to 25% of kindergarten children do not see the dentist. The fact is that the child must see the dentist when his
or her first tooth grows. Your dentist can check those other teeth are in good shape and soon follow the first, and also provide you with helpful tips on caring for your child’s teeth while they grow.


  1. Find your children a good dentist and always bring them there. Keep it a habit to ensure they can achieve the healthy teeth and avoid tooth decay.

  2. Still important to teach your kids to maintain their oral cleanliness by brushing their teeth three times a day to protect them to some dental related problems especially tooth decay.

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