How important is a child’s diet in the prevention of cavities?

Although a well-balanced diet is important in preventing cavities and to ensure good general health, cavities are not only the result of what children eat but also the frequency of meals. Frequent snacking without brushing leaves food on the teeth longer and increases the likelihood of a cavity developing. The frequent “sipping” of sugar-drinks like juices and sodas in a baby can also increase the likelihood of a cavity developing.