Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Early childhood cavities are more common than asthma, early childhood obesity and diabetes.
That’s the bad news.
But the good news, says Isabelle Chase, DDS, associate in the Department of Dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital, is that dental cavities are entirely preventable. Even if your child has a history of dental cavities, her future smile can turn bright with these expert tips for life-long healthy mouth habits.