Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Sometimes parents and other caregivers do not realize that a baby’s teeth can start to decay as soon as they appear in the mouth. Decay in infants and toddlers is called early childhood caries. It occurs when teeth are frequently exposed to sugary liquids such as fruit juice, soda, milk, breast milk and formula for long periods of time. Early childhood caries can destroy the teeth of an infant or young child. It can even harm the adult teeth forming in the jaws.

The good news is that your child can avoid tooth decay. It is never too early to schedule your child’s first dental visit so we can help in the educational process. We want their first appointment to be comfortable and for them to look forward to coming to the dentist. Summertime is a great time to get your child started on his or her dental journey. Give us a call – our front office staff will help schedule that exciting first visit and answer any questions you may have.