Decay can start as soon as your child’s first teeth appear, so be sure to take your child to visit the dentist when those first teeth come in. Although baby teeth will eventually fall out, they act as placeholders for your child’s adult teeth. That’s why it’s important to keep them as healthy as possible.
Watch this video to learn more about fighting baby bottle tooth decay. The pediatric dentist warns against putting babies to bed with a bottle or sippy cup, as this can promote tooth decay. In order to protect baby teeth, brush them gently twice a day with a small toothbrush and a tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste.
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