Pediatric Oral Health Risk Assessment Training for Medical Professionals More Smiling Faces in a SCDHEC led oral health initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and managed by the Center for Health Care Strategies SCDHEC Oral Health Division 2006
Needs treatment within 1 month Special Note : an infant or child with any positive caries risk factors should be referred to a dentist within one month even though there are no observable dental problems.
If the baby goes to bed with a bottle, only use water.
Baby should begin using a cup by 6 months
Wean from bottle to cup by age 1
Avoid letting baby walk around with a bottle or sippy cup with milk, juice or sweet liquid
Parent Information Booklet: The Bottle and Your Infant’s Dental Health Sippy Cups, page 19
Encourage Good Food Choices Parent Information Booklet: Healthy Eating Habits for Good Dental Health, page 16 Juice, page 17 Facts About Milk, page 18 Nutrition and Your Child’s Dental Health, page 30