Tooth Decay and the Baby Bottle in Molesey

Looking after your children’s teeth is of the utmost importance, especially in the really early years of their lives. When their teeth first come through, how they grow and how they are looked after will define their oral health for the rest of their lives. The problem that you parents have in Molesey is to be very aware of tooth decay, or baby bottle as it is not so affectionately called. Baby Bottle decay results from the build up of foods, milk and fruit juices acids settling on the surfaces of the teeth after feeding, which is why they need to be cleaned with a gauze, gently brushed and the gums massaged where possible and a child should definitely not be fed before going to sleep and if you do leave them with a bottle, ensure it is only filled with water. Once the teeth do start to show, you should have already got a dentist and paediatrician on board in order to monitor the growth and check for decay. The child should also start to be weaned from the bottle and pacifiers as soon as possible as this could affect the growth of the front teeth and lead to damaged secondary teeth and speech problems. If you have any worries about this or the way you are going about things, you should contact Mulberry Dental Care of Walton who serves the area.

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