Baby bottle tooth decay unfortunately is a common oral health issues amongst children. It begins when your child is put to bed with a bottle full of a sugary drink or a bottle is given each and every time your child is fussing. The good news is is that baby bottle tooth decay is preventable. The following tips will help keep your child’s mouth healthy and free of tooth decay.
After each time your child has a bottle or meal, wipe their gums down with a clean and damp washcloth or gauze pad. This will wipe away any bacteria that may be built up.
Your child’s bottle should only contain milk, breastmilk, formula or water. Filling bottles with fruit juice, soft drinks, sports drinks or any other drinks containing sugar can lead to cavities and tooth decay. Additionally, infants and toddlers should finish their last bottle before bed before being put in their crib or bed.
When your children step into the bathroom to brush their teeth when they wake up or before bed, be sure to brush with them or watch them to ensure they are brushing properly and for the right amount of time.
If you have any questions about baby bottle tooth decay, please give us a call at either our Commack or Medford location. Our team would be more than happy to help answer your questions or schedule an appointment for your child to come in and see us! We can be reached at our Commack office by calling (631) 486-6364 and our Medford office at (631) 320-0880.
Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II has two convenient locations located in Commack and Medford in Suffolk County Long Island. We have a caring and compassionate approach to pediatric dentistry, ensuring our patients comfortable at all times. Should you have any questions about your child’s oral health, we encourage you to contact us or visit www.supermolar.com.