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As a parent, you want the best for your child, right? Right. And on the long list of things you need to do to make that task possible is taking care of their smile. Unfortunately, baby bottle tooth decay is common among children. So, if you want your child’s smile to be healthy and strong, you need to prevent this issue. Dr. Brandon Green and our dental team are happy to help you do so by giving you the tips and information you need.

Clean and strengthen the chompers

It’s important to wipe your child’s gums with a wet cloth after each meal. This is important when your child doesn’t quite have any teeth yet. When your child’s first little chomper grows into place, brush it with a child-sized toothbrush (you can usually find these in the infant aisle at the store) and water. When they are 2 years old, you can introduce toothpaste. Floss your child’s teeth once two touch each other. Make sure your child receives enough fluoride by following your dentist’s and pediatrician’s guidelines.

Take advantage of dental treatments

Make sure you bring your child into our office to see Dr. Brandon Green once they turn 1 year old or six months after their first tooth grows into place. These appointments will be beneficial because your dentist can correct any dental issues and they can give you the information you need and the answers to any questions you might have.

Avoid sugar

As you may already know, sugar is the culprit of cavities. So, avoid putting sugary drinks in your child’s bottle, and refrain from dipping their binky in honey or sugar. Also, do not send your child to bed with a drink that is high in sugar.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about baby bottle tooth decay in American Fork, Utah, please call Masterpiece Dental at 801.756.5136 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is happy to talk with you and give you the answers and information you need!