The most pervasive chronic disease in children can be avoided simply by having good dental care habits.
Many American children have some form of dental disease and altogether, these result in 51 million hours of lost school time each year. But most tooth decay is preventable, and dentists are trying to spread the word since the candy-themed holiday Halloween is approaching.
The sugar that is left in a child's mouth after he or she eats candy eventually turns into acid and this is what damages young teeth. As harmless as a little candy might seem, 60 percent of elementary school children experience preventable tooth decay and one in four have multiple cavities.
Dentists say that telling children they can't have any candy at all is unnecessary. Some say it's okay to let them eat a few small pieces and it helps if they drink water at the same time. Brushing twice a day and flossing regularly is also advisable.
The American Dental Association says parent should be careful with liquids that contain fermentable carbohydrates such as juice drinks and soda, as these can also contribute to tooth decay.
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