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Rockford Pediatric Dentistry- 5 Tips to help parents

Rockford Pediatric Dentistry- 5 Tips to help parents
prevent baby-bottle tooth decay. Rockford IL area
pediatric dental care for all children age 1-18.

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  • Pediatric Dentistry Dental Care For All Children Ages 1-18 (779) 221-2006 Rockford, IL SpecialNeedsDentistRockfordIL.com
  • Early Childhood Dental Care
  • What Causes Tooth Decay? • Baby sucking on a bottle several specific types of bacteria that live on the teeth cause decay.
  • When sugar is consumed the bacteria use the sugar and then manufacture acids that dissolve the teeth and cause an infection in the tooth.
  • This infection is called decay.
  • What Is “baby-bottle” Tooth decay? • Babies who go to bed with a bottle of milk, formula or juice are more likely to get tooth decay.
  • Because the sugar in formula, milk or juice stays in contact with the teeth for a long time during the night, the teeth can decay quickly.
  • Here are 5 tips to avoid baby-bottle tooth decay:
  • 1. Put your child to bed with a bottle of plain water, not milk or juice.
  • 2. Stop nursing when your child is asleep or has stopped sucking on the bottle.
  • 3. Try not to let your child walk around using a bottle of milk or juice as a pacifier.
  • 4. Start to teach your child to drink from a cup at about 6 months of age. Plan to stop using a bottle by 12 to 14 months at the latest.
  • 5. Don’t dip your child’s pacifier in honey or sugar
  • The first baby teeth come into the mouth are the two bottom front teeth.
  • You will notice this when your baby is about 6-8 months old.
  • Next to follow will be the 4 upper front teeth and the remainder of your baby’s teeth will appear periodically.
  • They will usually appear in pairs along the sides of the jaw until the child is about 2 1/2 years old.
  • At around 2 1/2 years old your child should have all 20 teeth.
  • Between the ages of 5 and 6 the first permanent teeth will begin to erupt.
  • Some of the permanent teeth replace baby teeth and some don’t.
  • Don’t worry if some teeth are a few months early or late as all children are different.
  • Baby teeth are important as they not only hold space for permanent teeth.
  • But they are important to chewing, biting, speech and appearance.
  • For this reason it is important to maintain a healthy diet and daily hygiene.
  • Pediatric Dentistry Dental Care For All Children Ages 1-18 “Call Us Today” (779) 221-2006 Rockford, IL SpecialNeedsDentistRockfordIL.com