Does my child have a cavity? How to find out?

Updated: Oct 27, 2019


Tooth decay varies from child to child. Some children don't present any symptoms at all. Others, However, may exhibit some of the following symptoms.


  1. Pain and Discomfort in the tooth are often associated with development of a cavity.

  2. Tooth sensitivity to particular foods is another common symptom. Take specific notice when your child eats something sweet or sips a hot or cold drink, as this can indicate the formation or presence of a cavity.

  3. Visible white spots on the teeth are an indication that the enamel of the tooth is beginning to break down.

  4. A light brown color indicates the early development of a cavity, while a darker shade means the cavity has already deepened. In either case, call your dentist immediately if you see this.

The only surefire way of knowing if your child has a cavity is seeing a pediatric dentist for a cleaning and evaluation.


Give your child the best pediatric dental care available today in North Dallas! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our office at 972-987-4930.

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