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My Son has cavities

Tuesday, Nov. 24th 2009 10:34 AM

Three cavities at seven

My seven year old son has three cavities.  This is upsetting.  I just got back from the dentist with him. The dentist said they are small but should be filled.  They are on baby teeth but I will be getting the filling done.  I know my son brushes twice a day.  I floss his teeth for him after his night time brushing.   What more can I do to help him not get any more cavities.

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4 Comments on “My Son has cavities”

  1. Steve McQueen Says:

    If you do not already watch how your son brushes he teeth maybe he is only brushing the front and not the back. Could be like my daughter and he only puts the brush in is mouth and dose not really brush. You will not know unless you watch him. Do it randomly so that he does not feel you are doing each and every time if you want.

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  2. Hope Says:

    Maybe your son teeth are pron to cavities check with his dentist and see if maybe you can have dental sealants. This will help protect your son teeth from getting more cavities

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  3. Kris H Says:

    Here is the thing kids do not always brush as good as you think they are. Sometimes they are playing around more then they are really brushing. I agree with the one reply you should watch him and see just how much he brushes and how much time he just waste.

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  4. Jonny Dental Says:

    Oral health is often taken for granted, but is an essential part of our everyday lives. Good oral health enhances our ability to speak, smile, and kiss; smell, taste, touch, chew, and swallow; and convey a world of feelings and emotions through facial expressions. However, mouth and throat diseases, which range from cavities to oral cancer, cause pain and disability for millions of Americans each year.

    * Tooth decay (cavities) is a common problem for people of all ages. For children, untreated cavities can cause pain, dysfunction, absence from school, difficulty concentrating on learning, and poor appearance—problems that greatly affect quality of life and ability to succeed. Children from lower income families often do not receive timely treatment for tooth decay and are more likely to suffer from these problems. Tooth decay also is a problem for many U.S. adults. Adults of some racial and ethnic groups experience more untreated decay.

    * Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection caused by bacteria under the gum tissue that begin to destroy the gums and bone. Teeth become loose, chewing becomes difficult, and teeth may have to be extracted. Gum disease may also be related to damage elsewhere in the body; recent studies point to associations between such oral infections and diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and preterm, low-weight births. Research is underway to further examine these connections.

    Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/publications/aag/doh.htm

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