What can cause baby bottle tooth decay?
Hello, I am 27 years old female. I am 3 months post-partum. I heard about baby tooth decay in babies. When liquids whether it is sweetened or with natural sugars such as milk and fruit juice stick to their teeth for a long time it makes bacteria thrive in the mouth and produce acids that are harmful to the teeth of infants. Can anyone tell me what causes this? Thank You!
@lda Hello, Bottle tooth decay happens when baby teeth are frequently affected by too much sugar. Sugar stuck in teeth becomes the reason for bacteria to thrive and produce acid which attacks the teeth and tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay. Sugar is found in milk, infant formula, juice, snacks, etc. By implementing good oral hygiene in infants and young children, tooth decay can be staved off. While feeding a baby, there are a few simple steps that can help to prevent the baby bottle tooth decay. Thanks!