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Healthy teeth do not have cavities (holes in teeth). When children eat or drink anything with sugar or starch, bacteria in the mouth turn the sugars and starches into acids. The acids result in demineralization, when minerals such as calcium disappear from the teeth.
Frequent eating and drinking of sugary or starchy foods and drinks cause this demineralization and finally lead to cavities. This can result in pain and infection (swelling).
Almost 25% of children less than 5 years and 50% of 5-6 year olds have cavities.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”