If you are an adult who has not been to the dentist much — or at all — in your life, you might fear that it's too late to start taking care of your teeth. However, you should not give up on having good oral and dental health just because you haven't always had the dental care that you needed. If you find a good family dentist, they can help you a lot when you're in this situation.
While you may think that baby teeth don't need as much care as adult teeth, baby teeth are actually more susceptible to cavities than adult teeth. The enamel is weaker, and more likely to suffer from tooth decay due to not brushing and flossing properly. Here are a few things you need to know about kids and tooth decay.
Kids Can't Communicate Symptoms Well
One of the problems with children and tooth decay is that they do not know that there is a problem because they don't know the signs, or honestly don't feel anything when a cavity is in its early stages.