When your child reach 1 or 1.5 years of age, clean you child's teeth with a warm damp cloth after each feeding. Liquids such as formula, milk, breast milk, and juices contain sugars which can pool against teeth and gums. Bacteria in turn feeds on these sugars leaving acidic plaque behind. This can result in decay often referred to as 'baby bottle decay'.
If your child drinks these types of liquids, avoid leaving them with the bottle for prolonged periods and be sure to clean their teeth throughout the day.
If your child takes a bottle to bed, ensure that it is filled with water only and remember to wash their teeth and gums in the morning regardless.
At Kaydental Kids in North York, we're happy to discuss and show you how to take care of your child's young teeth. Contact us today to learn more!
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