The best way to safeguard your child’s teeth is by promoting twice daily brushing and flossing, scheduling regular dental visits, and choosing low sugar foods for snacks. Tooth decay begins when sugar and starch sticks to teeth and are broken down by bacteria in the mouth. This process releases acid which dissolves tooth enamel. Over time, damage occurs and can cause cavities. If your child is due for a dental appointment, contact Jaffe Dental Group is Brownstown, Michigan to schedule.