Tobin Dental News

Baby-bottle Tooth Decay

added on: April 22, 2013 | By: Dr. Nancy Tobin

Few things relax infants more than sucking milk or fruit juice from a bottle. When babies are allowed to suck on a bottle at bedtime until they go to sleep, however, this habit can prove to be potentially harmful. Bathing teeth in a sugary liquid in this manner promotes tooth decay. According to various studies, as many as 11% of pre-school children have cavities caused by sucking on a bottle. If a bottle-fed child’s mouth is not properly cleansed after sucking on a bottle by lightly swabbing his or her teeth and gums with a water-dampended cloth, plaque will accumulate to cause cavities. If your child must have a bottle at bedtime, provide one filled with water.

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