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Tooth Decay In Your Baby’s Teeth Milton, GA
Boy with a toothache

Many parents are shocked to know that tooth decay can begin in their baby’s teeth. It can begin as soon as your baby’s teeth pop through the gums, typically by the age of six months. What makes this doubly difficult is the fact that your baby can’t communicate with words what pain they might be suffering related to the tooth pain they may be experiencing.

The decay in your baby’s mouth cannot only cause pain, but it can also cause an infection to spread. This infection can eventually destroy your baby’s teeth and affect their general health. Over time, the decay can develop and a cavity can form.

This tooth decay in baby teeth of young children is also called “early childhood caries.” Caries is simply another word for cavity. Cavities form when your child’s teeth come into contact with sugary foods and drink often and for extended periods of time. Common drinks that can cause tooth decay in children include fruit juices, sodas and other drinks with sugar.

Your baby’s teeth are important. They hold the space in the jaw for the adult teeth. If your baby loses a tooth too early, the teeth beside it could drift into the empty space. This drifting of teeth can cause lack of space for the adult teeth to emerge.

At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we recommend that your baby come in for its first dental exam before 12 months to ensure that they are on the right path to a beautiful and healthy smile!

Posted on behalf of Georgia Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry

13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004

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Our Patients Reviews

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Based on 154 reviews

I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Demtal Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

Christy D.