say that a child‘s habits are generally formed by the age of five years
old. This is why pediatric dentists agree it’s important to start
early on teaching proper dental care. Even a toddler can get involved
in a routine mouth care regimen. This is the perfect time to teach your
child about cavities, and prevention really is the best method!
Cavities are caused by plaque, a slimy substance made up of sugars and
starches that mix with the natural bacteria in the mouth. The plaque
eats away at the tooth, causing painful cavities that will have to be
fixed. It is no problem for a child to understand that brushing his
teeth will help to ‘wash’ these plaque germs away.