Preventing Tooth Decay in Children

Preventing Tooth Decay in Children

Preventing Tooth Decay in Children

As a parent, you might think that tooth decay is not a major problem. But according to recent data, roughly 42% of children between ages of two and 11 in the US have some form of tooth decay. This amounts to almost half of all children in the country that have cavities. If left untreated, these could lead to major epidemics in the future. That’s why it’s so important to take your child to the Houston Pediatric office of Dr. Linh Luu.

Let’s start with reasons for tooth decay

Diet and hygiene are the two main reasons for tooth decay. Too much sweets and sugary drinks can increase the chances of tooth decay. Likewise if your child doesn’t brush their teeth at least twice a day, the plaque will not get removed and cavities are sure to follow.

What can parents do to prevent tooth decay?

The best thing to do is ensure that your child has good brushing habits which lead to lifelong oral health. Then, an appointment at Bunker Hill Pediatric Dentistry will help us treat cavities early and reinforce good dental hygiene behavior for your child. We encourage regular visits so we can perform dental cleanings and practice preventative care.

Where to Take Your Child

Bunker Hill Pediatric Dentist is staffed by board certified pediatric dentists and we are located in the Memorial City/Bunker Hill area.  We offer free exams for children under the age of one and accept most dental insurance plans. Please call us at 713-464-5437 to schedule your child’s exam.

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