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Baby bottle tooth decay

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay - what it is and how to prevent it.

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Baby bottle tooth decay

  1. 1. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Learning Objective<br />After reviewing this slides and listening to the audio, a student will be able to state in writing 3 ways to prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay.<br />2<br />
  3. 3. What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?<br />Severe decay of baby teeth<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay<br />Preventable<br />Cause: baby’s/toddler’s teeth exposed to sugary substances, juices, formula for prolonged periods<br />4<br />
  5. 5. How Can You Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?<br />Prevention:<br />Only water in a bottle or give a pacifier at bed/naptime<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Videos<br /><br /><br /><br />6<br />
  7. 7. How Else Can You Prevent BBTD?<br />Start giving a baby a cup to use and practice with around 6 months. <br /> Also assist your baby with the cup so he gets used to drinking from something else besides a bottle. The cup can be empty or have a very small amount of water or formula in it for baby to practice with.<br />Wean infant/toddler from the bottle around 12-14 months <br />7<br />
  8. 8. Preschoolers<br />Preschoolers can manage most of their own personal care, but they may still need some adult assistance.<br />Good dental hygiene is important for all children once they have teeth.<br />A baby’s gum and teeth can be wiped with a damp cloth to remove food particles<br />Parents should brush a toddlers teeth at least once a day.<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Summary: Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Prevention<br />Prevention:<br />Put a baby to bed/nap with a bottle of water or a pacifier. <br />Start giving a baby a cup to use and practice with around 6 months. Wean infant/toddler from the bottle around 12-14 months <br />3. Also, brush your toddlers teeth at least twice a day. <br />9<br />
  10. 10. BBTD: More Information<br />For more information on BBTD, visit the following website:<br />See how a pediatric dentist responds to a question from a mother of a two year old that has a lot of dental caries. (Retrieved June 26, 2011 from<br />10<br />