An Overview on Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

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If you don’t watch out for your child’s teeth while they still have some, you might end up spending a lot more time in our office when your child becomes a teenager. Baby teeth, while temporary, are critical to the overall dental wellbeing of a child, and they set the foundation for health in adulthood. Here are some bits of information you should learn concerning baby bottle tooth decay, the principal cause of oral erosion in children under the age of 6.

The teeth most regularly targeted by baby bottle tooth decay are the upper front teeth, so keep an especially close watch on these teeth to watch out for how your child’s dental health is progressing; but tooth erosion can occur in any of the teeth, so watch their other teeth as well.

The most normal cause of worn-down teeth is an excess intake of sugar, so try to fill your child’s diet with vegetables and whole grains rather than sugary foods like juice boxes and baked goods. If your child does eat something sugary, make sure they drink some water with it and don’t forget to brush and floss their teeth.

Finally, it’s important to take your child into our office for routine appointments every half of a year. Even if your child is little, their teeth are still prone to tooth erosion diseases, including baby bottle tooth decay. Ensure that you bring your child in for a cleaning by their first birthday or six months after their first tooth erupts through the gumline.

The Kirti Tewari Dental PC staff in Bronx, New York, and Dr. Kirti Tewari can support you. Contact them at 718-547-7570 now to set up your next visit.