Preventing & Managing Childhood Cavities –

Preventing & Managing Childhood Cavities

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - By age 17, 78% of children have experienced tooth decay. Forming healthy dental habits early can help children form a healthy relationship with the dentist and have healthy teeth. 

Healthy Habits

· First dental visit within 6 months of the first tooth or by age 1 year.

· Preventing cavity germ transmission.

· Brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste/flossing.

· Eating nutritious and balanced meals and limiting snacking.

· Discontinuing thumb sucking/pacifier use by age 4.

· Sealants beginning at age 6 years.