Child Development and the implications of tooth decay

Children love to smile, be happy and play with other children – Tooth decay can affect all these areas 

Children who have tooth decay can suffer in many areas of child development and they may decide not to smile as they are  self-conscious

Speech development

Tooth decay leading to tooth extraction can cause overcrowding in the mouth.  This can cause issues around speech and children may need to see a speech specialist

Confidence and self-esteem

Having difficulty with speech and being conscious of their teeth, children often lose their confidence and self esteem

Learn a few top tips

What foods cause tooth decay  – you might be surprised!

How to prevent tooth decay – thinking dummies, bottles….

Read how to look after children’s teeth  – https://www.nurseriesandschools.org/blog/teeth-and-early-years

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