Why Pediatric Dental Care Should Begin Before Your Baby Has Their First Tooth
The number of American children with cavities has begun to decrease. It's estimated that around 43% of children in the United States have cavities, and while this is a smaller percentage than in previous years, it's still a substantial number of kids. This percentage isn't equal across all children either, and it has been found that some ethnic groups and children from lower-income are disproportionately affected by tooth decay. New parents will want to do everything they can to prevent their baby from becoming part of that 43%, and caring for a child's teeth should begin before the very first tooth has even grown.