ADA Accessibility Information



Baby Tooth Cavities

Posted on 2/7/2022 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
Baby Tooth CavitiesA parent is not happy to learn that their child has a cavity. Unfortunately, this does occur on occasion. 40% of youngsters between the ages of two and eleven have at least one cavity in their baby teeth. It is easy to disregard this, but parents should be aware that cavities in baby teeth can spread to adult teeth, having a long-term influence on a child's oral health. However, there is good news: cavities may be avoided! 

Why Cavities Are a Big Deal in Baby Teeth

What causes cavities in baby teeth? They're just going to fall out, aren't they? If you leave cavities in your child's infant teeth untreated, they will suffer long-term and short-term effects. It is important for your dental health to treat a cavity as soon as possible rather than later. A child's ability to grin, eat, and communicate is greatly influenced by their healthy baby teeth. These infant teeth will eventually give place to adult teeth. A cavity in a baby tooth has the potential to spread to an adult tooth. Early tooth loss due to caries frequently results in crooked permanent teeth. Children who have cavities may have discomfort, trouble concentrating, and problems sleeping.

Signs of a Cavity

It's possible that you won't be able to detect whether your child has a cavity in his or her baby teeth. As a result, the infant should begin attending the dentist within his or her first year. When a dentist checks your mouth, he or she can detect a little cavity before it becomes a major one. If you discover white, brown, or black patches on your child's baby teeth, they may have a cavity. Cavities most commonly form on a child's gum line, the chewing surface of molars, and the backside of the upper front baby teeth. A kid who complains of tooth ache, pain when brushing, or increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods should be seen by a dentist as soon as possible. Cavities are most likely to develop in your child's teeth before they are born. Sharing utensils or kissing the pacifier might transfer bacteria that cause cavities to your infant via saliva. Visit your dentist while pregnant to ensure your mouth is healthy before giving birth to your kid. Cavity prevention begins when a kid is born with a complete set of baby teeth.
Talk to one of our caring patient coordinators today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Frank Sioda
18676 Willamette Dr. Suite 202
West Linn, OR 97068-1718

Copyright © 2018-2024 ZenTech Dentistry - Frank K. Sioda, DMD, PC and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap
Dental Blog | Dentist West Linn | ZenTech Dentistry
Dr. Frank Sioda of ZenTech Dentistry has created this informative blog to help educate the community about a variety of dental topics. Learn more here.
ZenTech Dentistry - Frank K. Sioda, DMD, PC, 18676 Willamette Dr., Suite 202, West Linn, OR 97068-1718 • (503) 765-9699 • • 7/17/2024 • Page Phrases: dentist West Linn •