Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

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Definition

Baby bottle tooth decay is a common condition among infants. It is where a child's milk teeth decays due to the food he or she consumes. It usually damages the front teeth.

Diagnosis

Baby bottle tooth decay can be diagnosed based on the symptoms presented by the infant.

Treatment

The best way to treat baby bottle tooth decay is by prevention. Do not allow your baby to sleep with a bottle sucked on the mouth or feed him to much sweets to avoid tooth decay. Oral hygiene should also be practiced.

Symptoms and Signs

The signs of baby bottle tooth decay are carries and eventual cavities present in the front teeth.

Causes

Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by the consumption of sweets such as milk and fruit juice. The bacteria that live in the mouth process the sugars and make them stick on the teeth.

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