Keeping youngsters safe and healthy is an ongoing process. You clip them snuggly in their car seats, child-proof your medicine cabinet, and take them to the doctor for wellchecks. At Beveridge Dental in San Jose we specialize in pediatric dentistry.
Too often, we fall into the trap of thinking tooth decay happens because we don’t brush and floss enough. There is truth to that, but unforunately it isn’t that simple, especially when it comes to children.
Children should see us no later than their first birthday. If you wait longer than that, tooth decay may have already started. About forty percent of kids ages two to five already have at least one cavity.
There are some things every parent should do to minimize the risk.
- Don’t put babies to bed with a bottle. The sugar in baby formulas, and even breast milk, should never be allowed to stay on teeth for extended periods of time.
- Don’t allow little ones to drink juice continually during the day. Even natural sugars in juice coat the teeth and can lead to cavities.
- Prevent frequent snacking on sugary foods.
Notice a theme here? Sugar is a major villain when it comes to tooth decay.
At Beveridge Dental in San Jose, our pediatric dentistry can protect your child’s teeth and gums. Parents from Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Willow Glen trust us with their children’s dental health, and also come to us for restorative dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!
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