Children Teeth Care
If your child develops a cavity in a baby tooth the decay will slowly (and sometimes rapidly) get bigger and deeper. If the tooth is really close to falling out, we have the option of just leaving it alone. If it looks like it may be a while till it would normally fall out, we need to do something. Otherwise you are in for ugly teeth, toothaches, infection and more extensive dental work.
It is necessary for a dentist to seat a crown, called a cap by those not in the dental field, on decaying baby teeth so the child can develop healthy permanent teeth. Many parents do not understand the importance of healthy baby teeth in developing healthy permanent teeth.
Our teeth are constantly being covered with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. When we eat or drink anything that contains sugar or starch such as milk, bread, biscuits, lollies, soft drinks, juice, fruit, and many other foods and beverages – bacteria turn the sugar and starch into acids that can attack tooth enamel.