Tooth Decay Can Stunt Your Child’s Growth!

growth chart- J.C. Duncan

 

Being a parent can be one of life’s most joyful and rewarding experiences, but there are times in everyone’s life when the demands and hassles of day to day living can cause stress.  If there isn’t enough to worry about with raising a child, the possibility of stunt growth due to tooth decay is just another thing to add to the check list.

A new study suggests that tooth decay may push back growth in children. The study appeared in the online version of Pediatrics journal and was conducted at University College London and King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

The research team later analyzed the statistics and concluded that there was, in fact, a relationship between low height/weight and a greater number of cavities. Children with severe decay had a higher chance of being underweight and shorter when compared to their peers.

With that being said, regular dental check-ups for your child, beginning with their first teeth is essential for your child’s overall health. Call the office of J.C. Duncan DDS.  We provide family dentistry for the whole family.

J.C. Duncan, DDS, FAGD

Address:

J.C. Duncan Family Dentistry
103 Commerce Center Drive Suite 101
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: (704) 266-1486
Fax: (704) 948-1969
Email: Click here to email our office

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Monday 8:00 to 5:00 lunch 1:00 to 2:00
Tuesday 7:00 to 2:00
Wednesday 8:00 to 5:00 lunch 1:00 to 2:00
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http://dentistrytoday.com/todays-dental-news/9936-tooth-decay-may-prohibit-growth-in-children

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