One of the best ways to keep your child cavity free is to maintain a proper diet. Cavities are caused by bacteria that feed off of sugar and starches to produce acid that attacks your teeth. Any foods that are high in sugar or starches are potential cavity causing culprits! Also consider the drinks that your child is drinking. Many drinks are high in sugar or have acid in them and can do a lot of harm to baby teeth, or any teeth for that matter. Below are some helpful hints on ways to monitor your child’s diet. Most importantly though, make sure you follow any special dietary instruction that your child’s physician gives you. If you have questions about the dental implications of a physician mandated diet then make sure to contact our office so Dr. Buddy or Dr. Porter can discuss the dental implications of your child’s diet.