Tucson Pediatric Dentist Help Prevent Damage To Baby Teeth | Tucson, AZ

Tucson Pediatric Dentist Help Prevent Damage To Baby Teeth

Not many parents are aware of it, but infants are just as prone to tooth decay as older children. In fact, infants can be especially at risk for tooth decay and other dental problems due to the fragile nature of their teeth and their feeding practices. This is one of the reasons why seeking a Tucson pediatric dentist early on is important.

Decay in Baby Teeth

Infant tooth decay is often first apparent in the front upper teeth. However, there is a good chance of the other teeth decaying as well. This can lead to more serious dental problems later on, if the decay works its way into the bone structure of the infant’s mouth. If left untreated, the development of your child’s permanent teeth may even be affected adversely.

In many pediatric cases, infant tooth decay is caused by bottle feeding. Because milk contains a high percentage of sugar–that eventually converts into acids–there is a high risk of exposure to acids that can attack the gums and teeth. If this goes on long enough, there is a good chance that the fragile baby teeth will decay.

The good news is that the condition can be avoided by a combination of proper dental habits at home and professional dental care provided by a dentist. Looking for a Tucson pediatric dentist? Dr. Angela Wolfman and Dr. Kedar Lele at Great Grins Children’s Dentistry are board-certified pediatric dentists, and they can help prevent the occurrence of tooth decay and other common dental problems. Call Great Grins Children’s Dentistry at (520) 325-4746 to find out more.

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