Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is a condition impacting the mouth, teeth, and gums of children younger than the age of 6. When a child develops Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, their oral cavity is impacted by cavities and could also suffer from potential tooth loss. If you’re vigilant with your child’s oral care at your home and you bring them into our office for dental cleanings often, you can keep your child protected from Baby Bottle Tooth Decay.
If your child likes to suck on a pacifier, do not dip the pacifier into a cup of honey or something sweet before giving it to them: their oral cavity, like yours, is susceptible to excess amounts of sugar intake, and they might develop cavities if they’re given too much sugar all at once.
Do not ever lick or share spoons (or pacifiers) with your children. The bacteria in your oral cavity can be hurtful for their teeth and gums.
When you provide your child a bottle, do not fill it with any foods besides milk, breastmilk or formula. Sugary drinks like soda and juice might be able to soothe a child momentarily, but the worn-down teeth that usually follows will doubtless leave them restless for a long while.
Although baby teeth are little, they are vitally imperative to your child’s dental wellbeing, both now and in the future. Ensure that you bring your child to the dentist by their first birthday or six months after their first tooth erupts.
At Vital Dental, Dr. Asad Ahsan and their McKinney, Texas, team are waiting to support you, so set up your next checkup by calling (972) 347-0945 now.