Dental Decay

Example of

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of the teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities, also called tooth decay or caries, are caused by a combination of factors, including but not limited to bacteria, frequent snacking, sipping sugary drinks, and insufficient or irregular cleaning of the teeth. Tooth decay is among the world's most common health problems.

Decay can be symptom free and may only be identified by your pediatric dentist during a routine examination. If decay is already visible in the mouth and your child is experiencing pain, then the decay has likely reached deeper levels and your child should see Dr. Luke or Dr. Marshall immediately.

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