Early Childhood Tooth Decay
Once your child has teeth, he is susceptible to tooth decay. Mother’s milk, formula, cow’s milk and fruit juice all contain sugars. Babies may get early childhood tooth decay from going to bed with a bottle of milk, formula or juice. If you see any signs, call Regatta Dental in Richmond Hill right away. Early childhood tooth decay must be treated quickly. If not, your child may have pain and infection.
Pacifiers & Thumbsucking
It is normal for babies to suck because it helps them relax. Never put sugar, honey or corn syrup on a soother. They can cause cavities. It’s best to get your child to stop sucking before permanent teeth come in, at about age five. If a child keeps sucking a soother or thumb after the permanent teeth have come in, it could cause problems with how the jaw and teeth grow.
Young children are not able to clean their own teeth. As a parent, you must do it for them when they are very young and do it with them, as they get older.
We look forward to welcoming you and your children to our practice. Call us on (905) 773-1952 to schedule your child’s consultation today.
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Cavities are the main problem children have with their teeth. But children can get gum disease too, just like adults. It happens when the gums that hold our teeth in place get infected. Daily brushing and flossing can stop gum disease. If your child’s gums bleed, don’t stop brushing. If the gums are always swollen, sore or bleeding, there may be a serious problem.
Dental Sealants are a thin plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth – usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) – to prevent tooth decay. The paint-on liquid sealant quickly penetrates the grooves of the teeth and is “cured” (hardened) by an intense white light. The result is a bonded shield over the enamel of each tooth