Processed carbs and sugary snacks provide food for the natural bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria clusters and a coating of plaque form as a result. The acidic waste then leaks onto the teeth, causing tooth enamel to deteriorate.
Cavities develop in both children and adults as a result of this process. Cavities, on the other hand, require time to form. Neglecting good dental hygiene encourages bacteria development, which creates the ideal environment for cavities to form.
Plaque is a transparent, sticky coating that clings to the teeth. When carbs and sugars aren’t brushed away, bacteria can grow. In addition, plaque acids eat away at dental enamel, causing cavities to form. Cavities develop in children (particularly newborns and toddlers) when:
- Teeth aren’t brushed or wiped clean
- They consume much too many sugary beverages.
- They don’t go to the dentist.
- They take a bottle to bed with them.
If you give your child a bottle in bed, make sure they brush their teeth first.
Otherwise, sugar will be deposited on their teeth by formula or milk. It creates an environment where germs thrive, and children develop cavities. Take your child to the dentist between the ages of six months and a year to avoid raising a child with cavities.