Sugar and Tooth Decay

Is your child suffering from a decaying tooth?  They don’t have to!  Rotten teeth, caused by cavities (or caries), are easily treated and preventable.  Get rid of that aching pain and improve your child's quality of life with tooth decay treatment from Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.

Tooth Decay occurs as a result of plaque buildup.  Plaque contains bacteria that produces harmful acid that can eat away at  tooth enamel.  It is important to treat the decaying tooth as soon as possible so as to avoid pain or infection.  If not treated properly, cavities can even result in tooth loss.

Prevention

Sugars, starches, and acids eat away at teeth.  In order to prevent caries, Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry recommends the following habits:

  • Avoid carbohydrate-rich foods such as candy, cookies, soft drinks, and fruit juices.  These leave deposits on your child's teeth.
  • Brush and floss  teeth regularly.
  • Use dental products that contain fluoride.
  • Encourage your child not to smoke and explain the harmful effects of smoking.
  • Visit Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry for checkups and cleanings!
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Call for a Consultation today!

Whether you are looking to simply have your child's teeth cleaned, or need a more involved solution to tooth decay, call us at 815-806-1600 today! For more information regarding our location and hours, please visit our contact page.  You can also inquire about an appointment online!

At Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we know we can find the right treatment plan for your child.  Healthy, clean teeth are only a phone call away!