MYTH: Cavities in baby teeth don’t matter because they will just fall out.
FACT: Children don’t lose their last baby tooth until they are close to 12 years old. Once started, cavities grow bigger over time and eventually need to be filled.
MYTH: Cavities in baby teeth don’t need fillings because they are just baby teeth.
FACT: Cavities in baby teeth cam lead to pain and infection. They must be treated by dentist and this can be very hard for young children
MYTH: Kids don’t need to see the dentist until they are 3 years old.
FACT: It is recommended that all kids see the dentist for their first tooth erupts or by age 1 at the latest.
MYTH: I can wait to start brushing my baby’s teeth until he is older.
FACT: To prevent cavities, parents should begin brushing their baby’s teeth as soon as first tooth comes.
MYTH: Toothpaste with fluoride is dangerous for my baby
FACT: Parents should use a small amount of toothpaste with fluoride about the size of a grain of rice when brushing their baby’s teeth. This small amount is not harmful if swallowed and will help prevent cavities.