Dental Cavities in Children and Treatment Options

It can be a dreaded sight to find your tiny tot clinging at his jaw with pain. It can be even more frustrating to find the development of cavities in his or her teeth. The sight of the blackish menace can cause not just a lot of pain but it also damages the other teeth around the infected teeth and even the gums. The condition can worsen if not treated properly and on time.


Cause of cavities

There are many children around the world who are diagnosed with cavity at a young age. Some are as young as aged 2 or 3. They develop cavities because of the over consumption of sweet foods that include chocolates, ice creams, candies, tarts, pie from an early age. Many parents love to feed their child with baked goods and lots of sweet candies which are a rich source of carbohydrates but their consumption in excess can also damage the teeth to a great extent.

Proper oral hygiene is a must!

Good oral hygiene is a must for good teeth and absolutely no cavities. If you are not into the habit of brushing the teeth of your little one twice a day daily, then there are chances that you are going to find the cavities sooner than later. One needs to ensure that the gums, teeth and tongue are clean and free from any plaque and food. Make your child rinse his or her mouth after a meal every time. It is important to help children build habits that will benefit them in the long run.

If by any chance your kid develops cavities, then book an appointment with your dentist right away. You need to ensure that the cavities are checked up and treated by a qualified dentist as early as possible to stop them from spreading any further.

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