Protect your child’s teeth from harm by keeping baby bottle tooth decay at bay. Although it is important to ensure a child is constantly fed, know the dangers of using various sugary drinks for young children and infants, as they can easily lead to tooth decay and cavities. The reason is often ascribed to the time the substances are exposed to a youngster’s teeth. Here are some helpful techniques to combat the effects of baby bottle tooth decay:
– When brushing a young child’s teeth, use a toothpaste dab about the size of a rice grain.
– Dispose of sugary drinks in baby bottles, such as sugar water, honey water, soft drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, and juice, as these can all contribute to baby bottle tooth decay.
– Teeth begin to erupt in an infant’s mouth around 5-7 months of age, at which time they need to be treated and cleaned daily.
– Never coat the top of a baby bottle in honey or other sugary supplies.
– Keep your child’s baby bottles clean and free of contamination, and never share any bottles or pacifiers with your infant until they have also been cleaned.
Please bring your child into Denver Restorative Dentistry for an oral exam from Dr. Taylor Goggins and our team in Broomfield, Colorado. You can schedule your visit by calling 303-427-4120. We look forward to helping your child achieve a healthy, happy smile!