Posted by: Louisa | 2008/01/18


decay on child's molars

Hi in spite of my brushing my baby's teeth twice a day she has a spot of deacy on her one molar. I have booked a dental appt for her but its a month away.

Is there anything i can do in the meantime. She is turning 5.

I read somewhere that children must always have milk or cheese after something sweet, to neutralise the acids in the mouth. Will this help and will it also help if I keep giving her dental gum? Sometimes we are nowhere near a toothbrush and toothpaste after she has had something sweet i.e at a kiddies party.

Must I also cut out all sweet biscuits? She loves biscuits and has at least two a day, usually marie.

What are good substitutes to get children away from a love of sweet things. So far she definitely loves dental gum she is also crazy about all kinds of cereal.

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

regular brushing and dental checkups and a good diet are enough for a healthy nouth. you do not need to cut out sweet biscuits just ensure that your child brushes after meals as well. Sugar free dental chewing gum is fine

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