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How to prevent tooth decay in children ?

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Tooth decay is common illness in children and a cause of worry for most parents.

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It develops in mouth when acid producing bacteria infects the tooth. Also seen when prolong exposure of sugar containing food or liquid occurs.

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Things which can be done to prevent tooth decay:

  • Gently wipe the mouth of child with a wet cloth after every feed.
  • Clean teeth and gums after at regular interval.
  • Do not put the child to bed with a bottle.
  • Give sips of water after every meal.
  • Do not give snacks or meals which are high in sugar or starch containing food.
  • Brush tooth twice daily.

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Always consult your Dental doctor in case of any query

Regards

Dr Rahul Varma