Oral Health

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Posted by: Concerned mum | 2012-07-19

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Cavity in 5 year old''s teeth

I took my 5 year old daughter to the dentist for her first check-up. He found a small cavity in one tooth. He says that tooth will only be replaced with a permanent tooth, at about age 12, and that we should fix the cavity now. The concern I have is that how will I get her to sit still for such a procedure to take place? I don''t want her traumatised and hurt. I''ve asked and they don''t give the " gas"  anymore we used to get as kids. What is your recommendation? Secondly, I''ve been brushing her teeth since they came out twice a day and was quite shocked to hear she has a cavity. What can I do to prevent future cavities in her teeth?

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

less sugary snacks,good oral hygiene AND regular dental visits will minimize the risk of developing cavities.
children of 5 often sit for fillings especially if the cavity is small

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Posted by: dental expert | 2012-07-19

less sugary snacks,good oral hygiene AND regular dental visits will minimize the risk of developing cavities.
children of 5 often sit for fillings especially if the cavity is small

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