Family Dentistry

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.

Craig Droskin DDS.