Baby Bottles Can Cause Tooth Decay
Baby bottle tooth decay is serious. A baby can have painful toothaches and teeth may turn black, and have to be pulled. If teeth are lost early, a baby can have problems with chewing, talking, and damaged adult teeth.
What causes baby bottle tooth decay?
Bacteria live in your babyís mouth. They feed on the sugars from the formula and juice your baby drinks. The more sugar and the longer the time sugar sits in a babyís mouth, the more decay can occur. When your baby falls asleep with formula or juice in his or her mouth, conditions are ripe for decay. Babies who carry a bottle around all day also keep sugars in their mouth too long.
Prevent baby bottle tooth decay by:
To replace the bottle at sleep time: