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Protect Baby’s Teeth From Tooth Decay

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Updates | Comments Off on Protect Baby’s Teeth From Tooth Decay

Tooth decay stemming from sugary drinks stored in baby’s bottle can lead to a host of long-term dental problems.

The American Dental Association suggests how to protect baby’s teeth:

Never place soft drinks, juice or sugared water in a baby’s bottle. Only use the bottle for breast milk or formula. Never let baby take a bottle to bed.
Don’t put baby’s spoon or pacifier in your mouth. This will prevent transferring germs and bacteria.
Never dip a child’s pacifier in anything sweet.
Wipe your child’s gums with a damp, clean cloth after feedings. When teeth erupt and up until age 3, brush gently with a toothbrush and a rice grain-sized portion of fluoride toothpaste.
From ages 3 to 6, use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Continue supervising your child’s tooth brushing until about age 6, when the child can reliably spit out toothpaste.
Switch to a regular cup by your child’s first birthday.
Establish healthy eating habits from a young age.

— Diana Kohnle


Dr. Steele recommends regular check-ups and good nutrition for all growing boys and girls.
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Psssttt! Here’s a secret you may want to pass on: 9 tips for having a cavity-free kid:

1.Start Early.
2. Establish a “Dental Home” by age one.
3. Help with brushing until your child has proper dexterity.
4. No sleeping with a bottle containing anything other than water.
5. Fight decay with fluoride.
6. Seal out decay with sealants.
7. Healthy Diet = Healthy Teeth.
8. Regular dental checkups, (at least 2x/yr.)
9. Be an example.


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