The Importance of Protecting Baby Teeth
Tooth decay and cavities are not uncommon among children
So what causes these conditions?
Often, there are high levels of both natural and artificial sweeteners in the milk. Formulas and juices that babies consume in their first few years can become harmful. The bacteria that lives in the mouth will feed on this sugar. It then produces acids that will attack and break down teeth. While it may seem unnecessary to care for teeth that are temporary, these baby teeth are actually the blueprints for permanent teeth! Contrary to popular belief, baby tooth decay can affect long term speech, eating habits, early tooth loss and increase the chance of crooked adult teeth.