Kids and Tooth Decay

The prevalence of cavities in children has decreased with every decade since the 1970s until the mid 1990s. Cavities are the second most common chronic disease in kids behind the common cold. According to the National Institute of Health 42% of kids between the ages of 2 and 11 have a cavity on their baby teeth. 21% of kids ages 6 to 11 have cavities on their adult teeth.

At Monticello Family Dentistry we recommend that all children have a dental home by age one. We also recommend that parents continue to brush their kids teeth until they can legibly and consistently write their first name without assistance.