Posted on Aug 24, 2020
Dental cavities are the most common childhood disease. Even babies can develop dental cavities! Baby teeth are much softer than adult teeth, and the enamel is thinner, allowing bacteria and acids to eat away at it more quickly. If plaque and bacteria aren’t regularly brushed and flossed away, cavities are an inevitability.
Below are some things parents and caregivers should know about keeping an eye out for childhood cavities:
If you believe your child has a cavity, you should make an appointment at Meadows Family Dentistry here in Castle Rock, Colorado. Until the appointment, make sure your child is still flossing and brushing twice a day.
If your child does have a dental cavity, Dr. Preston Polson will remove the damaged part of the tooth and seal it with a filling. Once the cavity has been fixed, we’ll address the reasons why the cavity may have developed and offer tips on how to avoid tooth decay or future dental cavities!