Have you ever heard of baby bottle tooth decay? Baby bottle tooth decay is an oral health condition that often arises in babies due to products that are placed in the bottles they drink from. Typically, sugary products such as sugar water, juice, soft drinks, or energy drinks are highly hazardous to a baby’s health and should be avoided at all times.
To ensure that your infants does not develop baby bottle tooth decay, always avoid putting any sweet substances in their bottles. This includes dipping their pacifiers in honey or sugar as well. In addition, do not keep their bottles in their beds while they sleep, as it may be possible for the liquid to pool in their mouth and increase the rate at which tooth decay can occur.
To ensure a child’s smile remains healthy, you should make sure you’re brushing their teeth on a daily basis. As soon as the first tooth arises when they are roughly 6 months of age, use a grain-sized amount of toothpaste to brush their teeth every day. For additional help caring for your child, bring them in to see their pediatric dentist for numerous oral health care treatments specifically designed for younger individuals.
To upgrade your child’s smile with pediatric dentistry treatments, you are welcome to schedule a visit with our dentist in Huntersville, North Carolina. If you would like Dr. Kisha Steele Mitchell and our team at Dentistry For Kids to bring you in for an oral exam or professional cleaning, please call our office at 704-948-8494.