Dental health is important at every stage of life, but especially so during childhood. A healthy smile gives kids the self-confidence they need and allows them to eat and speak comfortably. It also lays the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health! This blog is written in honor of February being National Children’s Dental Health Month, and in it you’ll learn about childhood cavities and the best way to prevent them. This information will minimize the amount of dental work your child needs from a children’s dentist in San Antonio and help them have a healthy smile for life. Learn more below!
In our modern-day diet, sugar is everywhere. In addition to contributing to general health problems such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, high sugar consumption has devastating consequences on oral health as well.
Each time a child eats or drinks something with sugar in it, acid is produced in the mouth that wears away the enamel. If sugar is consumed in high quantities or too frequently (or both), the risk of getting cavities is very high.
Here’s how you can reduce the impact of sugar on your child’s teeth:
Here are some additional ways to strengthen your child’s teeth and prevent decay:
Cavities impact children’s oral health now and in the future. But the good news is that by minimizing sugar, getting regular checkups, and establishing a few good habits at home, cavities are 100% preventable. And that’s something to smile about!
Dr. Racha W. Kadamani is a general and children’s dentist in Central San Antonio and a graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California. She loves working with patients of all ages and always focuses on prevention to help children minimize the amount of dental work they need. If you have any questions about your child’s oral health, she can be contacted via her website.
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