Pediatric Tooth Decay: Protect Your Child’s Oral and General Health

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“The oral health of adult Americans has improved in recent years, but tooth decay among children – especially preschoolers – is on the rise. Dentists report they are now seeing cases with severe tooth breakdown in toddlers as young as two and a half years of age.

Although cavities are common in children, they are not the norm, but rather a malady leading to chronic pain, slow weight gain, further tooth decay, misalignment of the permanent teeth and infection that, if left unchecked, may result in abscess or even death.”

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As stated in the article, the number of children with cavities has gone up increasingly throughout the years. Keeping your children’s oral heath up to date is an extreme component to keeping your child healthy.