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Top Three Tips to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

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Despite the fact that they are temporary, your youngster's baby teeth are significant. They are also prone to cavities. Tooth decay in newborns, babies, and toddlers is regularly alluded to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay.

It is also called Early Childhood Caries. Kids need healthy, sound teeth to bite their food, talk, and have a charismatic smile. Their first teeth likewise help ensure their grown-up teeth come in correctly. It's essential to start infants off with an excellent oral routine to safeguard their smiles for a lifetime.

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Upper front teeth usually suffer from Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, but other teeth are also at risk.

There are numerous elements that can cause tooth decay. Sugary drinks are a leading cause. Tooth decay can also happen when your child has long sessions with a bottle – especially during sleeping hours or when bottles are used to pacify the baby.

Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay in Infants

  1. Do not share utensils with your baby; it can cause your baby to ingest saliva from a different person, leading to tooth decay in the long run. Keep your baby's gums and teeth clean, especially after a feeding session.
  2. At the point when your youngster's teeth come in, brush them gently with a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Do this until they turn at least 3.
  3. Just use formula or breast milk in bottles. Try not to fill the bottle with other fluids, for example, sugar water, juice, or soda.

The Final Word

At Firestone Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, our pediatric dental specialist, Dr. Matthew Brady, and our orthodontic specialist, Dr. David Garlock, help diagnose, prevent, and treat teeth and jaw irregularities of your infant. The duo is pro at fixing existing oral conditions and is trained to identify problems that may develop in the future.

If you reside in Weld County: Firestone, Frederick, Longmont, Dacono, or the other surrounding communities of northeastern Colorado, book your appointment today.  

 

 

Posted on Jul 26, 2021
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