Yes, baby teeth can get cavities. A well-balanced diet high in protein, vitamins, and minerals (especially calcium and phosphorous) is an important part of cavity prevention. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) states that children should eat healthy snacks like cheese, vegetables, and yogurt, and drink milk. Limit hard candy and carbonated beverages, which have acid and can cause tooth decay. Also, do not put children to bed with a bottle of milk, formula, or juice because sugary fluids pool around the teeth and gums, which promotes decay.
Let’s work together to help your child develop good oral health habits that last a lifetime. Please contact our office at 512-864-9595 if you have any questions about your child’s diet or cavity prevention.