What Are the Risk Factors for Cavities?

Cavities (also known as caries or tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. So how can you help your children stay cavity free? First of all brush and floss, and limit the amount of sugary treats, and then keep these factors in mind…

Risk factors that INCREASE the chance of your child getting cavities: 

  • Family members (older brothers, sisters, or parents) have cavities.
  • Excess sugary foods and drinks, like soda, especially between meals.
  • They have special health care needs.
  • Wearing braces or orthodontics or oral appliances.

If any of these apply to your child, be sure to talk with your dentist, pediatrician, or family doctor to make sure you are taking extra steps to protect your child’s teeth.

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*Source: https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/basics/childrens-oral-health/index.html


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