What to Know about Bottlemouth Syndrome
Prolonged exposure to acidic or sugary drinks puts children at risk of tooth decay. Usually affecting the front teeth, this ‘baby bottle tooth’ decay is known as bottlemouth syndrome.
– Teach your child to use a cup by their first birthday.
– Avoid overuse of a bottle during the day.
– Never let them take a bottle to bed.
– Regular checkups with a dentist should start when a child is one.
It’s important to monitor baby’s first teeth. Dentists can spot early signs of decay. Symptoms of bottlemouth syndrome can include red or irritated gums.
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