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New Research: Bacteria and Yeast Work Together to Cause Cavities in Kids

August 29, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Suchi Chalasani
Children's Dentistry | Royal Oak MI Dentist

Sugar is the number one enemy of your child's teeth! We know it fuels the bacteria that causes tooth decay, but now a new study is showing that it may also be fueling fungi in your child's mouth, which causes more severe decay when it works together with bacteria known as childhood caries. This disease affects around 23% of children in the United States. While fluoride is still effective in fighting bacteria, researchers are working on an agent that can disrupt the development of fungi.

Routine Dental Visits

 Dr. Chalasani welcomes patients of all ages to Family Dentistry of Royal Oak, and she loves to build relationships with children. Your child should see the dentist every six months just like you do. Our team understands how important these first visits to the dentist are for your child, so we make every effort to keep their time with us positive and upbeat. Our goal is that they look forward to their future dental appointments.

Additional Services

For older children, we may recommend other services such as fluoride and dental sealants. Fluoride helps to strengthen developing teeth and remineralize teeth that have been affected by decay. Sealants help protect your child's teeth from the acids and bacteria that cause cavities with a protective coating on the chewing surfaces.

Children who participate in sports should wear a mouth guard to protect their teeth and mouth from injuries. Dr. Chalasani is happy to recommend the right mouth guard for your child.

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At Family Dentistry of Royal Oak, we stay on top of the latest developments in dentistry, and we're happy to educate our patients about products and techniques that can help them protect their oral health.

Dr. Chalasani is the dentist in Royal Oak, MI that parents trust! Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment.

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