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How quickly can a childs tooth decay?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Quickly

Quickly, especially in non-flouridated areas.
Brush and floss daily. Be alert for tooth pain which suggests tooth decay. Regular exams.

In brief: Quickly

Quickly, especially in non-flouridated areas.
Brush and floss daily. Be alert for tooth pain which suggests tooth decay. Regular exams.
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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tooth decay

Depends on if there is Fluoride in the city water and the child drinks it.
The diet is the biggest culprit I have found- mothers control what the child eats almost tolally in the first few years. Many refined carborhydrates like crackers, chips, (cheerios) will mush up on the childs teeth if they are not brushed or flossed off. The parents need to brush and floss the child's teeth daily.

In brief: Tooth decay

Depends on if there is Fluoride in the city water and the child drinks it.
The diet is the biggest culprit I have found- mothers control what the child eats almost tolally in the first few years. Many refined carborhydrates like crackers, chips, (cheerios) will mush up on the childs teeth if they are not brushed or flossed off. The parents need to brush and floss the child's teeth daily.
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