Healthy Baby Teeth For Raleigh Toddlers

Healthy Baby Teeth For Raleigh Toddlers

Though we don’t often think about it, Raleigh children as young as 9 or 10 months of age can be infected with cavity producing bacteria, which causes cavities and tooth decay. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 20% of children 2-5 have untreated cavities, and the percentage rises in children over 6. 1

Tooth decay, if left undetected or untreated in Raleigh toddlers and children, can result in altered eating habits, delayed speech development, and an unhealthy environment for permanent tooth development. Healthy baby teeth lead to healthier permanent teeth later in life.

Apex, NC, mothers who practice preventive dental and oral care during prenatal and postnatal periods can better protect their child from cavities. Raleigh parents and care providers should not prop a bottle for their baby in a crib or car seat, should avoid nighttime bottle or breast feeding, and should clean their child’s teeth with a cloth or soft baby toothbrush as soon as they erupt. It is also recommended that Raleigh parents check regularly for chalky white or brown spots, which could indicate the beginning of decay.2

Apex, NC cosmetic dentists and Cary pediatric dentists advise taking your child to his first dental appointment six months after the first tooth appears, or around his first birthday, to begin discussing fluoride prescriptions and other preventive care issues.

To set up your toddler’s first dental checkup at Cary Family Dental, call (818) 781-3411 today! Our welcoming staff will be happy to answer all of your questions.

1 ‘ Untreated Dental Caries in Children,’ CDC.gov, February 9, 2011,http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsUntreatedCavitiesKids/, accessed on Feb 6, 2012
2 ‘Cavities in Kids: The Truth,’ Medicine Net.com, July 7, 2004, http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12465, accessed on Feb 6, 2012

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