When you have newborn babies, one of the last things you probably think about is whether or not they’ll have problems with their dental health. A lot of people are surprised to learn, that even though babies don’t have teeth for a while, they can still have dental problems. One of those is baby bottle tooth decay.
Today, we’re going to look at what that is, so you can make sure your kids avoid it.
What is it?
Baby bottle tooth decay is something that a dentist sees on a regular basis. It happens when babies’ teeth and gums are exposed to a consistent flow of sugary liquids. This sugar then creates bacteria-rich pools around your baby’s gums.
How do I avoid it?
What Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson recommends is that you make sure to switch out the liquids in your baby’s bottle. Milk formula and juice, while quick and easy, contain quite a lot of sugar. You’ll also want to make sure that you’re cleaning your baby’s mouth. If you need pointers on how to properly do this, the team here at Gunnerson Dental in Payson, Utah is ready to help you out.
We know that something like this likely isn’t top-of-mind when considering your baby’s health. But paying attention to their oral health can pay huge rewards in the future. To learn more, call us today at 801-658-0102.