Childhood Dental Caries

By Dr Sachin GamageA common question that we get asked all the time is why does my child get dental caries. Some parents know that it is caused by sugar, some do not. Although it's not incorrect exactly to say it is caused by sugar, there is more than just that. Dental caries is caused by actually the bacteria in the mouth that ferments the sugar into acids that end up causing the wholes in the teeth.