What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay and How can it be Prevented?

by Brightoneast Dentalclinic Family Dentist Clinic

As a parent, you are constantly shielding your baby from all kinds of harms and yet there are a few troubles that creep through the defenses and can cause certain issues. Tooth decay in infants is a common concern and there are a few agents that cause the same.      

Baby bottle tooth decay is the decay of teeth that occurs in infants. It is a transmissible oral disease wherein a number of cavity causing agents collectively act in destroying he enamel layers. A typical cause of this decay is the bacteria that that can be transmitted to the baby from the mother, baby bottle and many other things.      

If the teeth of a baby are over-exposed to sugary fluids such as juices, milk, fruit drinks and even breast milk, then there is a high risk of enamel decay. A baby’s teeth are vulnerable to cavities as soon as they emerge and thus it is imperative that every possible care and precaution be practiced to prevent an infant’s susceptibility to oral health concerns.      

Some common causes of baby bottle tooth decay     

Keeping your baby’s teeth healthy and flawless must be every parent’s goal. In order to ensure the same, it is vital to learn how various elements work against the same and also regularly visit the children dentist to identify any concerning issues at the right time. Stated below are the common causes of tooth decay in infants -        

  • Attacks of various bacteria on a baby’s teeth   

  • Too much bottle feeding before sleep   

  • Improper sterilization of baby bottles and other things   

  • Over consumption of sugary fluids  

  • Breakdown of enamel layers due to genetic conditions  

  • Improper nutrition and lack of balanced diet       

Baby teeth are very important in ensuring a proper foundation for growth of permanent teeth. They allow a baby to chew and speak properly and also ensure ideal spacing in the jaw for proper sprouting of permanent teeth.      

In order to prevent baby bottle tooth decay, consumption of sweetened fluids in children must be minimized. Cross-sharing of saliva through spoons must be prevented and regular oral cleansing must be ensured.    

Regular brushing of baby teeth with a gentle toothbrush as well as frequent visits to the Medibank Dentist from Brighton East Dental Clinic must be followed without fail. You should seek an appointment with the children’s dentist at BEDC and be guided with the proper tips on how to ensure best protection of your baby’s teeth against any forms of decay and damage.        

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