Archive for May 2017



The average child doesn't loose all their baby teeth until 10 to 12 years old.  The baby teeth provide space maintainers for the permanent teeth, so it is important to keep the baby teeth healthy until the permanent teeth erupt.  A cavity (infection) in a baby tooth will continue to grow until it is treated and the tooth may develop a severe tooth ache if not treated.  It is important to remove decay present in a child mouth in order to prevent the spread of more disease (tooth decay).  Also, it is important to maintain a healthy environment for the permanent teeth to develop.

Frequent snacking can contribute to your child's tooth decay.  Avoid snacking throughout the day.  Try to encourage your child to have 3 meals and 2 snacks per day.  Pick healthy tooth-friendly snacks like cheese, blueberries, whole wheat cereal, vegtables, almounds, or yogurt.  It is ok to have sweets sometimes, just not every day.   

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