Did you know there's been a 33 percent increase in childhood cavities over the last 10 years? We're talking about how you can slow it down including a free offer!
At Kammer Family Dental, they hope to get children in by the age of one for a good reason!
" Early childhood cavities are on such a rise that there's been an increase in children's decay over the last 10 years and that's because the form of cavities kids get is so much more contagious!"
Contagious ? It's true. Mouth bacteria can be transmitted from parent to child.
" So if they have a high level of bacteria... cavities or gum disease... Even sharing a cup or a spoon, or licking off the pacifier before giving it back to the kid.. that can cause the bacteria to start setting up shop in the children's mouth. "
When bacteria gets in there by the age of two there is a 90 percent chance that cavities will develop somewhere down the line.
So Kammer Family Dental is offering free care to kids under the age of 13 as long as parents are taking part in preventive care.
In the meantime, they tell parents to work with kids on brushing two to three times a day and try the Firefly toothbrushes to make it fun and well-timed for the younger crowd.
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