Are you aware of the risks that cause baby bottle tooth decay? Although it is important to ensure a child is constantly fed, exercise caution when feeding various sugary drinks to young children and infants, as they can easily lead to tooth decay and cavities. The oral health problems arise often due to the time the substances are exposed to a youngster’s teeth. Here are some helpful reminders to prevent the effects of baby bottle tooth decay:
– Keep any baby bottles clean and free of contamination, and never share any pacifiers with your infant until they have also been disinfected.
– Avoid sugary substances 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.
– Never coat the top of a baby bottle in honey or other sugary ingredients.
– When brushing a young child’s teeth, use a toothpaste dab about the size of a rice grain.
– Teeth begin to erupt in an infant’s mouth around 5-7 months of age, at which time they need to be checked and cleaned daily.
To learn more about which service you would prefer for treating your child’s teeth, contact St. George Kids Dental at 435-673-3490. Come visit Dr. Trent Pryor and our team at our pediatric office in St. George, Utah by booking an appointment at your earliest convenience. Let us help you find your child’s healthy smile.