Pediatric tooth decay is on the rise. Some research suggests that systemic causes—including radiation exposure, hormonal abnormalities, and foreign proteins in food—are to blame. Hypo generalization, caused mainly by a diet inadequate in minerals, increases a child’s susceptibility to decay. The systemic theory of decay suggests that other factors become relevant only after hypo generalization has begun.
Tooth decay in children falls into distinct categories:
- Baby teeth versus adult teeth
- Anterior (front) vs. posterior (back) tooth patterns
- Contract-lateral tooth patterns
- Decay clustering
- Post-eruption susceptibility
A Pediatric dental wellness program helps your child to learn the lessons of proper health maintenance and nutritional habits that prevent dental disease. Dr. Philip Memoli and his staff are ready to repair the damage caused by childhood dental problems.
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