As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that your child’s dental health is good. While baby teeth are temporary, it is still essential to keep teeth and gums free of decay! Not caring for baby teeth can result in many problems, such as a compromised immune system and the loss of teeth at an early stage, leading to misalignment of their adult teeth. It’s never too late to practice good dental hygiene! Children that grow up learning health habits are more likely to continue them when they grow older. You can also prevent tooth decay by encouraging a healthy, balanced diet. Limit their intake of sugary foods and drinks—especially sticky foods like taffy, caramel, and syrup. Instead, increase the amount of water-dense fruits and veggies. Cheese and nuts are excellent acid fighters that can protect the teeth from decay. If you want to set up a dental appointment with California Dental Care, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or click here.