Infant Dental Care: How to Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Parents, especially those who just had their first child, are constantly worrying about their infant’s health. Tooth decay doesn’t have to be another reason to stay up at night. Apart from the obvious measure of avoiding sugary drinks and food for your infant, here are some tips to avoid baby bottle tooth decay.

Wipe Their Teeth—Even after Milk!

It’s important to remember is that sugary liquids aren’t just soda and juice. Milk and formula also contain sugars that can cause tooth decay in infants. Of course, these are the two mainstays of an infant’s diet. After feeding your baby, the experts at Pedodontic Associates Inc. recommend gently wiping the child’s teeth with cloth or gauze. This helps remove plaque and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay.

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