Establishing good nutritional habits for your child can be especially beneficial to promote good eating patterns and food choices for the rest of his or her life. The most important information generally not provided to the public is the evidence that frequency of eating is what drives oral health conditions such as tooth decay. The more frequent a person/child eats, the risk of tooth decay rises. Reducing the number of snacks your child consumes lowers the risk of tooth decay. Drinking water and chewing sugarless gum is also a great way to lower the risk of decay in children and adults. Its as simple as this.