Top 10 Foods for Rotten Teeth
While most areas of children’s health improve with time, it seems we’re actually taking a step backward in preschool dental health in the U.S. A recent New York Times article reported that dentists are seeing “more preschoolers… with 6 to 10 cavities or more.” Yikes! In some cases, the level of tooth decay is so severe, these kids are having to go under general anesthesia for treatment.
So why the spike in preschool tooth decay? Bottled water that doesn’t have fluoride, all-day juice drinking and snacking, and parents who don’t realize that their toddlers should be seen by a dentist—even for temporary “baby teeth.”
To avoid the pain and consequences of tooth decay, avoid the Top 10 Foods for Rotten Teeth. Also see if you know the answers to these 5 Common Questions and Answers About Healthy Teeth:
Are cavities contagious?
At what age can a child brush his own teeth?
How can I get my teeth their whitest?
When should my child get braces?
How can I save money on dental care?