Childhood caries show up most often on your child’s upper front teeth and are an early warning sign of developing cavities. These white spots near the gum line — if left untreated — develop into cavities. At their worst, these white spots turn into brown spots, holes, or broken teeth if not treated in a timely fashion and will require more extensive dental procedures to fix the issue.
Luckily, there are a few ways to preventing caries and cavities in your children. The important piece of information to keep in mind is that preventative measures are the best line of defense — so don’t wait until you see those white spots near the gum line to start implementing these oral health life hacks.
Lastly, baby teeth are just as important as adult teeth. These teeth are needed for speech development as well as eating and any cavities on baby teeth should be addressed with utmost importance. Contact our Chicagoland area dental offices today to schedule an appointment for your child.