Frequent and long-term exposure of liquids containing sugars to your child’s teeth could cause cavities. Some of these liquids are milk, formula, fruit juice, and sodas. Bacteria in your child’s mouth thrive on sugar in these liquids that can attack your child’s teeth and even gums. Tooth decay can begin after many attacks.
It is more harmful to give your child any of these sugar liquids before bedtime. During sleep the saliva decreases allowing the sugars in the liquids to stay on your child’s teeth for a long period of time. It is important to make sure your child does not fall asleep with a bottle containing any sugary liquids. Start brushing or massaging your baby’s gums early!
We recommend starting your child’s visits between six and twelve months of age. Please give us a call to setup your child’s visit at Star Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.