This article from the dentist office of Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin is for new parents, or couples planning for children sometime in the future.
An Epidemic of Tooth Decay in Young Children
The statistics on early childhood tooth decay are sobering. As many as 42% of children between 2 and 11 years old have cavities in their primary teeth.
At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS, we are passionate about helping children avoid the rampant tooth decay that has plagued previous generations. If young children are protected from birth, they are more likely to maintain good oral health throughout childhood. But this is only possible if parents make it a priority. We urge new parents to be proactive about child dental health from the moment they leave the hospital.
You do your best to guard your children from illness and infection. It’s critical to understand that tooth decay is an infectious disease with serious long-term consequences.
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