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Dental Care For All Children
Ages 1-18

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Rockford, IL

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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
infectio...
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 ...
Because the sugar in
formula, milk or juice
stays in contact with the
teeth for a long time
during the night, the
teeth ca...
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 ...
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

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  1. 1. Pediatric Dentistry Dental Care For All Children Ages 1-18 (779) 221-2006 Rockford, IL SpecialNeedsDentistRockfordIL.com
  2. 2. Early Childhood Dental Care
  3. 3. What Causes Tooth Decay? • Baby sucking on a bottle several specific types of bacteria that live on the teeth cause decay.
  4. 4. When sugar is consumed the bacteria use the sugar and then manufacture acids that dissolve the teeth and cause an infection in the tooth.
  5. 5. This infection is called decay.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Here are 5 tips to avoid baby-bottle tooth decay:
  9. 9. 1. Put your child to bed with a bottle of plain water, not milk or juice.
  10. 10. 2. Stop nursing when your child is asleep or has stopped sucking on the bottle.
  11. 11. 3. Try not to let your child walk around using a bottle of milk or juice as a pacifier.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 5. Don’t dip your child’s pacifier in honey or sugar
  14. 14. The first baby teeth come into the mouth are the two bottom front teeth.
  15. 15. You will notice this when your baby is about 6-8 months old.
  16. 16. Next to follow will be the 4 upper front teeth and the remainder of your baby’s teeth will appear periodically.
  17. 17. They will usually appear in pairs along the sides of the jaw until the child is about 2 1/2 years old.
  18. 18. At around 2 1/2 years old your child should have all 20 teeth.
  19. 19. Between the ages of 5 and 6 the first permanent teeth will begin to erupt.
  20. 20. Some of the permanent teeth replace baby teeth and some don’t.
  21. 21. Don’t worry if some teeth are a few months early or late as all children are different.
  22. 22. Baby teeth are important as they not only hold space for permanent teeth.
  23. 23. But they are important to chewing, biting, speech and appearance.
  24. 24. For this reason it is important to maintain a healthy diet and daily hygiene.
  25. 25. Pediatric Dentistry Dental Care For All Children Ages 1-18 “Call Us Today” (779) 221-2006 Rockford, IL SpecialNeedsDentistRockfordIL.com

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