Tooth decay is one of the most common dental issues that Americans deal with but the fact of the matter is that it is mostly preventable. We all know proper flossing and brushing can help prevent tooth decay and many adults don’t practice good dental hygiene. It’s a good idea to make brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day a routine for children so it is a foundation for good hygiene in the future. Unfortunately, many young children are clearly not practicing good oral hygiene.
Brushing teeth is a chore for some children and some kids despise picking up a toothbrush. According to an article posted by The Guardian, one out of eight children age three have or had tooth decay at some point. Kids love candy and sweets so its imperative that parents monitor and even help their children brush their teeth twice a day. If good oral hygiene can be instilled in children then there would be much less adults who need serious dental work.
If you are suffering from tooth decay or any other dental issues, contact our dental office in New York City. Dr. Mal Braverman is an experienced cosmetic dentist who can help you make the right decisions when it comes to your teeth.