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Wondering what causes cavities in your baby’s teeth? Looking for tips to prevent teeth cavities? Read now to find some useful tips to prevent teeth decay in toddlers and kids. Visit for more.

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Expert Tips from the Pediatric Dentist in St. Louis

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Three Basic Steps to Follow to Prevent Cavities in Children

Did you know?

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research states that 42 percent of children from the ages of two to 11 have had cavities in their baby teeth and that 21 percent of children from the ages of six to 11 have had decay in their permanent teeth.

Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease in the United States, but the good news is that tooth decay is pretty easy to avoid with good dental care and tooth-friendly eating and drinking.

Good Home Care Routine

Start following good home care routine the day you bring your baby home from the hospital.

  • Use a moist gauze pad to gently clean your baby's gums after feedings.

  • Floss your child's teeth once a day and teach him to brush and floss by himself as he gets older.

Early Dental Visits

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), “Parents should take their baby to the dentist for his first dental visit before he is a year old.” By doing so, you can alleviate his fear of dentists and your dentist can check and keep track of the growth and development of the teeth.

Healthy Snacks

Avoid putting any sugary drinks in the baby bottle and don’t put your baby to bed with a bottle containing milk or any other drinks. Feed your child with snacks rich in proteins, calcium and phosphorus to develop strong teeth.

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