Tooth decay can occur in children.


Children’s teeth are important for eating, talking and smiling.

Tooth decay can:

  • be very painful
  • lead to infections, hospital care
  • lead to difficulties in learning, talking, and playing
  • lead to poor nutrition and growth
  • cause sleeping problems
  • cause poor self-esteem
  • make teeth look ugly
  • be expensive to treat if it is not treated early