Many times cavities are due to a diet high in sugary foods and drinks, frequent snacking and a lack of proper brushing. Limiting sugar intake and brushing and flossing regularly can help.
Every time someone eats, an acid reaction occurs inside their mouth as the bacteria digest the sugars. This reaction lasts approximately 20 minutes. During this time the acidic environment can destroy the tooth structure, eventually leading to cavities.
Tips for cavity prevention:
- Limit frequency of meals and snacks.
- Encourage brushing , flossing and rinsing.
- Watch what you drink.
- Avoid sticky foods.
- Make treats part of meals.
- Choose nutritious snacks.