Does my child have tooth decay?


Life is busy and children make it even busier! However every now and then something catches your eye that does not seem quite right. When you see something on your child’s tooth it can sometimes be hard to tell whether or not it is dental caries (tooth decay). The first thing to do is see if you can brush and/or floss it off. You can also ask if it is sore or sensitive to hot, cold and especially sweet things. If you are unsure then the best thing to do is to have it checked. There are many other conditions apart from tooth decay that could be affecting the tooth or teeth. But if it is tooth decay it is better to catch it early.

ADA – Dental Caries – Does Your Child Have This Disease