Protect your child’s teeth from baby bottle tooth decay. Although it is important to ensure a child is constantly fed, exercise caution when giving sugary drinks to young children and infants, as they can easily lead to tooth decay and cavities. Oral health disorders arise due to the time the substances are exposed to a youngster’s teeth. Here are some helpful reminders to stop the effects of baby bottle tooth decay:
– Never coat the top of a baby bottle in honey or other sugary elements.
– Keep any baby bottles clean and free of contamination, and never share any pacifiers with your infant until they have also been properly prepared.
– Teeth begin to erupt in an infant’s mouth around 5-7 months of age, at which time they need to be cleaned and examined daily.
– Avoid sugary drinks in baby bottles and never let your child sleep with a bottle in their mouth.
– When brushing a young child’s teeth, use a toothpaste dab equivalent to the size of a rice grain.
If you would like to learn more about baby bottle tooth decay or to book a professional cleaning with Simple Smiles Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry for your child, contact us at our pediatric office in Woodstock, Georgia. Our number is 770.592.7000. Dr. Christine Lee and our entire team look forward to your visit.