Baby Bottle Rot and Your Child’s Future Dental Health

Posted on May 30, 2018December 17, 2021Categories Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, BlogTags

Baby Bottle Rot and Your Childs Future Dental Health | Dentist Nambour When you have a baby it immediately becomes the centre of your world and every move, smile, even burp becomes important.

And one of the regular and important tasks of parenting (or caregiving) is to keep your child well-fed and content.

For this, parents often turn to the baby bottle. But many parents are unaware that long-term or repetitive bottle-feeding, can come with risks to a child’s dental health.

Cavities in infants and toddlers are called baby bottle tooth decay.  This decay typically takes root in the front teeth.  It often starts with oral bacteria being passed from caregiver to infant (shared spoons, pacifiers cleaned by mouth, etc.). 

Baby Bottle Rot and Your Childs Future Dental Health | Dentist Nambour When you have a baby it immediately becomes the centre of your world and every move, smile, even burp becomes important.

And one of the regular and important tasks of parenting (or caregiving) is to keep your child well-fed and content.

For this, parents often turn to the baby bottle. But many parents are unaware that long-term or repetitive bottle-feeding, can come with risks to a child’s dental health.

Cavities in infants and toddlers are called baby bottle tooth decay.  This decay typically takes root in the front teeth.  It often starts with oral bacteria being passed from caregiver to infant (shared spoons, pacifiers cleaned by mouth, etc.).