Preventing Cavities in Children

Pediatric dentists are seeing a rise in preschool cavities.  But there are many things that parents can do to prevent them! First, remember to make an appointment to see the pediatric dentist (the American Academy of Dentistry recommends the first visit at 1 year of age). Second, remember to watch your child’s sugar intake as well as to minimize sugar snacks and juice. Lastly, parents should assist their children with brushing (the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends assisting them until they are 8 years old!).

 www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/health/rise-in-preschool-cavities-prompts-anesthesia-use.html

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