Prevention for Children
Tooth decay can begin at any age and children are particularly susceptible. Almost half of children aged 2 - 11 years have had decayed baby teeth, while 32% of kids between ages 9 – 11 years have had decay in their permanent teeth. Baby formula with added sugar and heavily-sugared fruit juices that young children are given are major contributing factors to these numbers. Even a mother’s milk can cause cavities in baby teeth because it’s slightly sweet.