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If you want your child to have the top-notch oral health they deserve, it’s best to help them prevent baby bottle tooth decay as much as possible.

Baby bottle tooth decay in St. George, Utah, is a serious dental problem that is found in many children’s smiles. It’s generally caused by prolonged exposure to sugar and it can create additional problems other than tooth decay, including poor eating habits, speech problems, crooked teeth, and damaged adult teeth. So, the best thing you can do is help your child prevent baby bottle tooth decay at all costs. Our St. George Kids Dental team recommends doing so by doing the following things:

-Wipe your child’s gums with a clean washcloth or gauze pad after each meal.
-Brush your child’s teeth once they grow into place with a child-sized toothbrush and a rice-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
-Floss your child’s smile at least once a day once two teeth have grown in next to each other.
-Make sure your child’s chompers are receiving the proper amount of fluoride.
-Don’t send your child to bed with a bottle full of sugary liquid.
-Don’t dip your child’s binky in sugar or honey before giving it to them.
-Bring your child in for their first dental checkup by the time they are 1 year old.

If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please feel free to call 435-673-3490 today and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Trent Pryor. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you, and we look forward to meeting with you and your child!