why does child have cavities

Despite Regular Brushing, Why Does My Child Have Cavities?

The main reason for cavities is a lack of oral hygiene, even with regular teeth brushing. Regular dentist trips are one of the ways to help improve oral hygiene and prevent your child having cavities.

Key takeaways:

  • A high sugar diet can lead to increased cavities, so try to give your child healthy meals and snacks.
  • Bacteria will feed on food trapped in areas of the mouth your child will struggle to reach when brushing.
  • Frequent eating increases the chance of the sugar bacteria feed on being produced as food is broken down.

“Flossing or interdental cleaning using an electric brush or water flossers are a few good ways to keep the in-between areas of the teeth clean.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.