Can Babies Get Cavities?
Won't Baby Teeth Fall Out Anyway?
How To Care For Your Child's Teeth
What Is I-Smile?
Your Child's First Visit
School Dental Screenings
Fluoride Varnish & Dental Sealants
Babies and toddlers can get cavities as soon as teeth erupt in the mouth. This is usually around 6 months of age. Cavities occur when germs in the mouth use sugar and starches from food and drinks to make an acid. The acid weakens tooth enamel. After many acid attacks, a cavity (hole) forms in the tooth. Cavities are an infection and can be painful, making it hard for infants and children to learn and develop normally.
Parents can easily pass cavity-causing germs to their children. Never put pacifiers, forks, spoons, straws, toys, or other items in your mouth and then into your child's mouth.
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