When one of your children has cavities, you might feel as though you failed as a parent. Tooth decay is an ongoing problem for children and their parents. If you're like me, you do all you can to protect your children's teeth from decay. But sometimes, tooth decay sneaks up on you. About a year ago, my oldest child's back tooth developed decay. The cavity seemed small and insignificant at first, but it soon spread throughout the tooth. My child suffered tremendous pain. I finally sought a dentist's help. The dentist cleaned and filled the tooth so that my little one didn't lose it. The dentist also explained how my child developed a cavity and offered tips to prevent it from happening again in the future. I decided to offer other parents tips with my blog. I hope you learn as much as I did. Thanks for reading.