What is baby bottle tooth decay?
Baby bottle tooth decay is when an infant or small child develops several cavities, usually on the top front teeth. It makes it hard for the child to eat because it causes toothache. These cavities may look like dark pits, holes or broken teeth.
What causes baby bottle tooth decay?
The main cause of baby bottle tooth decay is when liquids that contain sugar are left in a baby’s mouth for long or frequent periods of time. Breast and formula milk even contain sugar.
How can you protect your child's teeth?
Your child should not:
Your child should:
Are baby teeth important?
Baby teeth are important for chewing food and speaking properly. If your baby has a good set of teeth, it gives your child a nice appearance, boosts their self confidence and helps promote a good self image. When baby teeth are lost too early, the permanent teeth can come in crowded or out of line. You have to make sure that your child visit's a dentist before he reaches 2 years old.