The rate of tooth decay in young children is worsening, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
There's a dental crisis in the U.S. according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
The group says 25% to 30% of children, between the ages of two and five already have dental decay.
Dentists say parents need to get them into the dentists chair earlier.
Also watch sugary foods. Give sweets after meals, not as snacks.
For munchies, replace sweets with fruits or veggie sticks.
Limit potato chips and pretzels, they can stick to teeth.
Parents should teach little ones proper brushing, and flossing before they get their adult teeth.