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As soon as your child’s first tooth erupts above the gum line, it is exposed to the dangers of the world, including dangerous bacteria and harmful acids. As soon as that first appears, you should begin practicing effective oral hygiene habits including brushing the child’s tooth and keeping potentially harmful substances away from their mouth. This includes any contaminated products. In addition, don’t risk your child’s teeth by subjecting them to baby bottle tooth decay.

Baby bottle tooth decay is a disorder caused by tooth decay in young children and infants. Oftentimes, baby bottle tooth decay is caused by leaving a baby bottle in a child’s mouth as they sleep. Harmful bacteria and acids in your child’s mouth can accumulate and continue to deteriorate your child’s young teeth the more they are in contact with them.

Never coat your child’s bottle in sugary or sweet substances to get them to drink more. The sugars on the bottle can do severe damage to your child’s mouth and teeth, and hinder their progress for a beautiful smile later in life. In addition, pacifiers fall under the same guidelines.

To learn more about which service you would prefer for treating your child’s teeth, contact Orem Pediatric Dentistry at 801-802-7200. Come visit Dr. R. Bruce Howell and our team at our pediatric office in Orem, Utah by booking an appointment at your earliest convenience. Your smile is our business!