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Snacking and Tooth Decay Frequent snacking can be your child’s teeth’s biggest enemy.  Just as important as what kinds of foods he eats, is when and how often he snacks. Everyone has bacteria in their mouths! When this bacteria ...

Dental caries (tooth decay) is an infection caused by bacteria which destroys tooth enamel. A deep cavity in your child’s primary (baby) tooth may cause the infection to go into the pulp (nerve) of the tooth. In such cases, a pulpotomy is ...

After an infant is born the activities of the mouth quickly become the center of his/her universe! The sucking urge provides pleasure and nourishment and is a normal part of infant development. Because sucking is also comforting, many babies ...

Early childhood caries, which include baby bottle tooth decay, nursing caries, and rampant caries, is terminology now proposed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention to identify a specific dental disease affecting the ...

Dental Caries (cavities)  and gingivitis are complicated oral infectious diseases that begin in infancy when bacteria start to inhabit the mouth. These bacteria produce acids and toxins harmful to the teeth and gingiva (gums). They increase in ...

Only the dentist can fix a cavity, you can’t get rid of it at home. The dentist will take the cavity/decay out and put a filling in it.

Sticky, colorless film/layer over your teeth and gums that contain bacteria and acid from the foods we eat. This plaque is always forming on our teeth. This bacteria in plaque can cause cavities if not brushed away in time.

1.Eating a lot of sugary foods.( Bacteria in the mouth mixes with the sugar in the food and makes acid. Acid causes the tooth layers to break down/decay) 2.Not brushing or flossing the plaque off of your teeth.

A hole in your tooth where the layers of the teeth are broken down because of keeping them unhealthy.                     Courtesy: Google Images.              

What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay? Baby bottle tooth decay is a condition that can destroy the primary teeth of an infant or young child. It occurs when the child’s teeth are frequently exposed to sugary liquids for long periods. These liquids ...