Why So Many Kids Struggle with Tooth Decay
Did you know that cavities, or tooth decay, is the most common chronic disease in children? It's true! Surprisingly, it is actually four times more common than asthma. Why do so many children suffer from tooth decay? There are a few reasons such as:
- Poor brushing and flossing habits
- Excessive consumption of sugary beverages such as sodas or juices
- Snacking on sweet treats or carbohydrates like chips, crackers, or bread
How Parents Can Help
Parents should monitor their child's brushing and flossing habits until at least the age of 7 or 8 years old. Ensure that your child is brushing for at least two minutes twice per day, and flossing at least once. Parents may ...