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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Posted on 2/7/2022 by Shiv Sharma, DDS
Baby Bottle Tooth DecayThis is having dental caries in children. This condition is also known as nursing bottle caries and affects the baby's teeth if the child does not get enough oral hygiene. The dental team will examine if your child has baby bottle tooth decay and advice you on when to come for dental checkups.

What causes baby bottle tooth decay?

When babies experience decaying of the teeth they first get affected at the front teeth. Exposing the baby to sugary and acidic foods will cause dental caries in children. If you put the baby to sleep with a nursing bottle in bed this can cause decay of the tooth or even having the pacifier for a long time. Teeth that get soaked in any liquid apart from water are likely to decay according to studies. If you have less fluoride the teeth are likely to decay, the baby bottle tooth decay can be passed from child to mother through the saliva if it has bacteria that causes a cavity.

Signs that the baby has baby bottle tooth decay

White patches on teeth and gum line of upper teeth are the earliest symptoms of baby bottle tooth decay. The white spots may be unnoticeable to you, but a dental checkup can help you detect them before they become serious. Schedule frequent dental checkups, and take notice if the kid is in pain or has discomfort in the mouth; infant tooth decay can lead to the loss of permanent teeth or the lack of space needed for them to grow. Infections can also develop, which can lead to further problems. Our dentist will determine if your baby has baby bottle tooth decay and recommend the best treatment plan for the baby.

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