You think you’re doing the right thing giving your baby a bottle to help settle into nap or bedtime. But if that bottle is filled with anything but water, you may be setting your baby up for bottle rot or early childhood tooth decay.
Keep reading to learn about bottle rot and how to prevent it.
Bottle rot is tooth decay of your baby’s first teeth. It happens when sugary drinks like juice, milk, or formula cling to your baby’s teeth for a long time.
A bottle may help him or her fall asleep, but inside the mouth, bacteria are feeding on the juice, producing the acids that cause tooth decay.
Baby teeth do several really important jobs:
So, it’s important that you protect your child’s baby teeth from bottle rot and other types of harm.
You can prevent bottle rot from destroying your baby’s dental health by taking the following simple steps.
If your baby needs to see the dentist or you’re concerned about bottle rot, come to Kool Smiles. We have over 120 dentist offices in the United States, and we’re always accepting new patients.
We can help you prevent bottle rot with regular check-ups and instructions on how to clean a baby’s gums and teeth. Call Kool Smiles today for an appointment!
Healthy Children: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/teething-tooth-care/Pages/How-to-Prevent-Tooth-Decay-in-Your-Baby.aspx
Know Your Teeth: http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=c&iid=296&aid=1186
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