Why Tooth Decay Is So Scary!

“Did you know that by taking just a few simple steps, you can help your child prevent one of the most common dental problems among children – tooth decay?” Here is how Dr. Leona fights nasty tooth decay!

Tooth decay is a widespread issue among children that can lead to cavities and tooth loss. Fortunately, there are several ways to prevent it.

The first step in preventing tooth decay is to encourage your child to practice good oral hygiene habits. This includes brushing their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and using mouthwash to remove any remaining food particles and bacteria.

Another critical factor in preventing tooth decay is maintaining a healthy diet. Foods and drinks high in sugar and carbohydrates should be limited, while fruits, vegetables, and dairy products should be encouraged.

Regular dental check-ups are also essential in preventing tooth decay. During these visits, your child’s dentist can detect any early signs of decay and treat them before they become more severe. Treatments such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants may also be recommended to help protect your child’s teeth.

If your child does develop a cavity, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Treatment options may include fillings, crowns, or root canals.


Tooth decay is a common issue among children, but with good oral hygiene habits, a healthy diet, and regular dental check-ups, it can be prevented. There’s a reason we are rated as “the best pediatric dentist in Brooklyn” because we help parents/children seek early treatment for cavities which is also critical in maintaining your child’s oral health.