Why Fill Cavities in Baby Teeth?

Cavities are actually holes that develop when acids within the oral cavity erode the tooth minerals.  Most oral acids that cause decay come from bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans.  The oral bacteria release acid into the mouth as they consume simple carbohydrates,  such as the sugar in candy. The acid is actually a byproduct of […]

Preventing Cavities in Children

Cavities are a common problem in children, and over 50% of children will have a cavity by the time they reach second grade. However, while childhood cavities are a common and serious problem, they can be prevented. Taking measures to prevent cavities in baby teeth is important, and it helps build good oral habits so […]