As soon as your child’s first tooth appears, they are at risk for tooth decay. Most areas affected by early childhood tooth decay are your upper front teeth but all teeth can be affected. Dont panic though – most tooth decay can be prevented!
-Begin cleaning your child’s teeth as soon as their first tooth grows in.
-Brush your child’s teeth twice a day (morning and night).
-As soon as your child has two teeth touching, you should begin flossing.
-Eat a well balanced diet! Limit starchy or sugary foods.
When your child is old enough to start brushing his or her own teeth, make sure they are doing it often, and correctly. Monitor that they are using the right toothbrush, and the right amount of toothpaste.
Be cautious, if you see a tooth that is becoming discolored, bring your child to their dentist to get it checked out. You do not want to let tooth decay go untreated because it will only get worse. If caught early on, it can help to prevent the need for crowns and dental restoration.