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Tooth Decay in Children: Signs, Causes & Prevention

Aug 21, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tooth decay is caused where acids produced by bacteria in the mouth damage the enamel of the teeth. Some Signs Of Tooth Decay in Children include changes in the color of the tooth, Pain while biting into food or eating or Bad breath.

Some of the causes Of Tooth Decay in Children include Food like chocolates and sugary eatables, Beverages like Juices, soft drinks, and even milk can result in tooth decay. Also if there are medical conditions like chronic allergies, he/she may resort to mouth breathing, which reduces the flow of saliva, increasing the chances of cavities. You should not let your child have a bottle of milk in his/her when he/she falls asleep. Encourage your child to drink milk or juice from a cup rather than sipping it slowly. It is also important you brush your child's teeth twice a day with pea-sized toothpaste especially after he/she consumes any sweets. And avoid giving your child sugary foods and fruits which contain a high amount of acid content.

Encourage your child to drink water during meal times rather than sipping on juices. Limit sugary drinks and snacks. 

Teach your child the importance of taking care of his/her teeth right from the beginning.

Join us with Dr Saranya K as she talks about the causes and signs of tooth decay in children and give prevention tips.

Dr Saranya K, Pediatric Dentist

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| Aug 19, 2021

My kids are fond of eating more sweets and chocolates. They eat chocolates almost every single day. Though I brush their teeth everyday, am much worried about tooth decay . So far they do not have any decayed tooth. How can I prevent ?

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| Aug 19, 2021

How do we spot tooth decay in toddlers at the initial stage?

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| Aug 20, 2021

How do we spot tooth decay in toddlers at the initial stage?

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| Aug 21, 2021

My child who is two years and two months old has cavities in his teeth. He has been on bottle feed since birth. He eats more of chocolate and candies. Since these are his temporary teeth , do I need to get treatment.

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| Aug 21, 2021

Hello Doctor! My child is 7 years old. Her permanent teeth are getting unaligned .however her temporary teeth were really aligned and beautiful. What could be the cause for the same as none of us in the family have front two teeth unaligned . What can be done kindly guide. What's the right age for getting her treatment started?

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| Aug 21, 2021

Hi! My child is 5 years old and he has gap in between his front two teeth. What can be done to reduce this gap? Are there any natural ways to reduce this gap. Also please suggest some food items which would help with the same?

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| Aug 21, 2021

Ma'am my 8 years old has crowding of teeth. Will this get corrected on its own as he will grow up?

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| Aug 21, 2021

My son is in the habit of thumb sucking. He is 6 years old. We have been trying since a long time to get rid of it but in vain. What can be the fallout of his this habit? Will it effect his teeth ? Please suggest some handy tips to get rid of it!

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| Aug 21, 2021

My girl has hole in two of her teeth. She is 5 and a half years old. Also her teeth are stained . She doesnt brush her teeth well and eats lot of processed food such as pastas and noodles etc. We have tried explaining but she doens't eat vegetables and fruits at all. Is removal of teeth the only way out to deal with cavities? Kindly give your valuable suggestions.

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| Aug 21, 2021

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| Aug 21, 2021

Hello Doctor!

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| Aug 21, 2021

My son sleeps with his mouth open. What can I do about it?

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| Aug 21, 2021

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| Aug 21, 2021

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