Tooth Decay in Kids: What You Should Know


You probably know that there are a number of things you should do if you’re interested in keeping your child’s teeth healthy and strong. You may know also know that brushing and flossing your little one’s teeth is important. The truth is, if you don’t care for their teeth well, your child could face a number of problems, including tooth decay.

One of the most important things you can do for your child’s oral health is brushing and flossing their pearly whites regularly. Please remember to brush your little one’s teeth twice a day and to floss once a day after their teeth touch. Studies have actually shown that children with a good oral care routine have fewer cavities.

Some children are more prone to tooth decay than others. For example, children who eat prepackaged snacks, dinners to go, and processed foods loaded with carbohydrates and sugars tend to be more vulnerable to cavities than other children. If you worry about your child’s teeth, you could consider switching from processed foods to whole foods and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr Christine Hervas.

If you have more questions about keeping your child’s teeth healthy and strong, we invite you to give Crossroads Dental a call at 830.261.3336. Dr. Christine Hervas and our team will be happy to examine your smile and offer you specific advice. We look forward to hearing from you soon!