Tooth decay often begins at an early age, making young children particularly susceptible. Nearly half of 2 to 11-year-olds have experienced tooth decay while 32% of kids between 9 and 11 years old have cavities in their permanent teeth. Major contributing factors to this public health problem include baby formula with added sugar and heavily-sugared fruit juices. Even breast milk can cause cavities in baby teeth because of the natural sugars.
Care for baby teeth should begin as soon as the first tooth appears. We recommend that you bring your child in for an exam no later than his or her first birthday. Regular six-month checkups from then on will put kids on a similar schedule to most adults. We can monitor your child for dental problems and customize preventive solutions for specific conditions.