There is nothing that prevents kids from developing cavities 100% of the time, but there are things that can lower the risk. Promoting healthy oral habits, like brushing and flossing. Using a fluoride toothpaste (if they can spit) to keep enamel strong. Limiting sugary drinks, like soda and juice, and cutting down on candy. Cavities are most likely to develop when these foods and drinks are consistently consumed throughout the day, so make sure kids finish their treats in one sitting and follow up with a brushing.
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