Avoiding Baby Bottle Tooth Decay with Proper Dietary Choices

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Although modifying diet to thwart certain damaging foods is a good idea, there are some additional methods that can help your child avoid the development of early childhood caries. If juice is something your child loves, think about watering it down. If your child likes cake, don’t frost it as much. Opt for non-gummy, non-tough candies instead of gummies and hard candies. Do what you can to lower the overall sugar intake of your child and they’ll have a much better possibility of avoiding tooth erosion.

While there aren’t many different classifications of baby bottle tooth decay, the brunt of the condition can differ. If the child has had far too many bottles with sugary substances, such as soda or juice, their condition might be worse than a child who developed a slight decay after sucking on a sugar-dipped pacifier a few times. Effects range from minor infection and early cavities to total tooth loss and periodontal disease.

Schedule your next visit to Children's Dental Care & Orthodontics in Las Vegas, Nevada, now by calling 702-254-8858. Dr. Carla LaLande and the staff make your child’s dental health their number one priority, so they’ll do everything they can to help you on your child’s path to recovery. Give us a call today!