What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?
Baby bottle tooth decay is the common name for decay and cavities in infants’ and toddlers’ teeth. It can be caused by bacteria transferred to the baby’s mouth from the mother’s mouth, but the culprit is often sugary drinks given in the baby’s bottle.
You can help prevent baby bottle tooth decay by providing your baby with plain water, especially if you give a bottle at naptime or bedtime. Brush the baby’s teeth regularly, and start regular dental checkups starting soon after the first tooth emerges.
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