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If you don’t watch out for your little one’s teeth while they still have them, you might end up spending a lot more time in our office when your child grows into a teenager. Baby teeth, while temporary, are critical to the overall oral wellbeing of a child, and they set the stage for health in adulthood. Here are a few bits of info you should learn about baby bottle tooth decay, the foremost cause of dental wear down in children under the age of 6.

The teeth most often impacted by baby bottle tooth decay are the upper front teeth, so keep an especially close watch on these teeth to watch out for how your child’s dental health is progressing; but tooth decay can occur in any of the teeth, so watch the others too.

The most usual cause of tooth erosion is a surplus ingestion of sugar, so try to stuff your child’s diet with vegetables and whole grains rather than sugary foods like juices and baked goods. If your child does eat something sugary, make sure they drink some water with it, and don’t forget to brush their teeth.

Finally, it’s imperative to bring your child into our office for cleanings each half of a year. Even if your child is little, their teeth are still prone to tooth decay diseases, including baby bottle tooth decay. Make sure you bring your child in for an appointment by their first birthday or half of a year after their first tooth erupts through the gumline.

The Tetting & Tetting, D.D.S. team in Appleton, Wisconsin, and Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting can assist you. Contact them at 920.524.1650 now to set up your next checkup.