Craig Droskin DDS
Baby Bottle Caries
Prevention of Rampant Decay in Babies
Everyone knows that babies need milk to grow and develop. But did you know that giving babies a bottle when you put them down for bed will cause a condition known as baby bottle caries. Baby bottle caries is a condition in which your child will rapidly develop deep cavities on most if not all of their teeth. This can lead to dangerous oral infections, and usually requires a hospital operating room setting with general anesthesia for treatment. Cost of treatment can be thousands of dollars.
Giving your Baby a bottle at night developes a habit that is hard to break, so it is best to never start. If you already give your baby a bottle at night stop immediately. Your infant might not be happy initially and will likely keep you up for a night or two, but they will soon forget this habit, and live on with a healthy mouth.
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