"How can you tell if a child has a cavity?"

Q: How can you tell if a child has a cavity?
A: There are many signs to look for. You should inspect the child’s teeth, looking for any dark areas or obvious holes. If the child is old enough, you should ask if their teeth have hurt recently. If the child isn’t old enough to answer, look for fussy behavior, loss of appetite and obvious discomfort whenever the child eats anything hot or cold.

Of course, the only way to really be sure if a child has a cavity is to have a dentist give the child an exam.

Dr. Natalie Khadavi
sees patients in the Los Angeles area. Visit our website or give us a call at (310) 482-3971 for more information about how we can provide you and your family with healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

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