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If you’re raising a child, you want to do whatever you can to help your little one stay healthy and strong. Learning good habits can help your child stay healthy, but did you know that your child’s oral health can also affect the health of their body?

Everyone’s overall health could be affected by the health of their mouths. This means that children are just as likely to develop cavities as adults are. Children may be more impacted by a cavity than adults could because if their teeth hurt, they may not be willing to eat. If your child doesn’t eat, they could lose weight. Children with a cavity may not chew as well as they should either, which means they may not get as many nutrients as they should. You can usually help your child prevent this problem by helping them care for their teeth well while they’re young.

It’s also important to help your child follow a healthy diet. While your little one may love candy and soda, these foods may leave them more vulnerable to cavities. Helping your child follow a good diet can also help them get the nutrients they need. Furthermore, if you teach your child good practices while they’re young, they’ll be more likely to carry these practices into adulthood.

If you’re interested in learning more about caring for your child’s teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact James K Feldman DDS at 202-362-8412. Dr. Feldman and our team will gladly answer any questions you have. We’re excited to hear from you soon!