Children who are under two years of age and receive preventative treatments from a dentist may be at a higher risk of developing problems later in life. Research performed by the University of Alabama (Birmingham) found that such care seemed to be detrimental to their teeth and would lead to cavities.
However, it needs to be mentioned that more studies need to be carried out in order to confirm these somewhat surprising findings. Other notable observations included:
– Children under five years old are now at a higher risk of developing cavities.
– Fluorinated water was not included as a variable.
– Adopting the proper brushing habits at a young age is the best way to ensure healthy teeth and a bright smile.
“Adding to a limited body of literature on early preventive dental care, we observed little evidence of the benefits of this care, regardless of the provider.”