Recently, our staff read an interesting article about cavities in USAToday. In the article, the president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry said that one-third of children in the U.S. have cavities—that’s right, multiple—by age three to five. That’s why—under a new Massachusetts law—kids in day care there are now required to brush their teeth or have them brushed by a staffer. The article also points out that cavities are much more prevalent among young children today than they were a decade ago.

Cavities, Drs. Lai, Morrow and Edwards will tell you, can lead to severe tooth pain, eating problems, tooth loss and bad smiles, and that’s why the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says it’s vital for children to visit a dentist by their first birthday. Has your child visited Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry yet? If your little one is one nearing his or her first birthday, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Drs. Lai, Morrow or Edwards.

Happy Monday!