Gallatin Valley Pediatric Dentistry
The holidays are the best time of the year for young children, primarily because of all the sweets and delicious treats on offer during the period. If your child is fond of sweets and small treats, you should be on your toes during the holiday season to save them from over-indulging in excessively sweet items. You are also required to take extreme preventive measures to limit the damage during the holiday season and ensure that your child comes out of it with healthy teeth.
Children suffer from tooth decay when the bacteria in their mouths consume the sugary treats they’re fond of eating. Food items containing sucrose, which is also known as ordinary sugar, can provide a significant amount of energy to the bacteria in your mouth, and can also lead to the creation of acid that eventually causes tooth decay. The acid formed by bacteria is responsible for eating away major chunks of your teeth and the cavities formed as a result of it can have a debilitating impact on the teeth.