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Baby bottle tooth decay is an ailment impacting the oral cavity, teeth, and gums of children younger than the age of 6. When a child develops Baby bottle tooth decay, their mouth is affected by cavities and could also see potential tooth loss. If you’re meticulous with your child’s dental care at home and you bring them into our office for dental cleanings frequently, you can keep your child free from Baby bottle tooth decay.

If your child is presently still on a pacifier, do not ever dip the pacifier in a cup of honey or sugar before giving it to them: their mouth is at risk for superfluous amounts of sugar consumption, and they may create cavities if they’re given excessive amounts of sugar all at once.

Do not lick or share spoons with your babies. The bacterial acids in your oral cavity can be dangerous for their teeth and gums.

When you feed your child a bottle, do not fill it with any foods other than milk, breastmilk or formula. Sugary drinks like soda and juice might soothe a child for a moment, but the tooth erosion that usually ensues will doubtless leave them cranky for a long while to come.

Although baby teeth are little, they are vitally imperative to your child’s dental health, now and in the future. Ensure that you bring your child to the dentist by their first birthday or half a year after their first tooth comes through.

At Cascade Dental Care, Dr. Mark Teigen and their Longview, Washington, staff are ready to support you, so pencil in your checkup by calling 360-425-8140.