Your pediatric dentist in San Ramon has seen an increasing incidence of cavities among children. This recent trend wasn’t always an issue, not until recently. Many years ago, tooth decay in children was nonexistent. This is believed to be because children then consumed almost little to no sugar in their diets. Now, however, all kids eat are food that contain large quantities of the cavity causing substance.
In order to avoid future cavities and tooth decay there are a few things we can do. Most importantly, be sure to teach your children the proper ways of caring for their teeth. It is also important to take them to their dentist at least twice a year: this will allow us to find any problems before they get even worse.
Children are young and have their whole lives ahead of them. It kills us to know that people are getting cavities at such young ages. No one wants to see their teenager wearing dentures, and no one want to need dentures. This, however, is the way things are headed based off this current trend.
Although scientists are getting closer, there are still no apparent ways to regrow the natural teeth. If your children have healthy diets, develop adequate oral hygiene skills, and visit their dentist they can have healthy teeth from childhood into adulthood. Unlike bones or other parts of the body, teeth are incapable of self-repair. This is why receiving fillings and other dental work is necessary to protect teeth from further damage.
If you are concerned about your child’s teeth, be sure to contact your pediatric dentist in San Ramon by calling (925) 804-6440 to schedule an appointment. Don’t wait until it’s too late!