Dental health begins in childhood, even before the permanent teeth have appeared. Children will be using these baby teeth for years before the adult teeth are ready to take their place and caring for them now as a habit lets your child avoid cavities.
All teeth are subject to plaque, a bacterium that grows on the teeth is fed by food especially sugary snacks. This plaque sticks to the teeth and creates an acid that breaks down the enamel. This is what causes cavities to form. The plaque can also harden into tartar, making it more difficult to keep teeth clean.
Dr. Michael McDermott earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Chemistry and Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He followed his undergraduate degrees with a doctorate in dental surgery at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with highest distinction.
Dr. Mike then furthered his dental education by earning a masters and certificate in Orthodontics at the University of St. Louis in Missouri.