Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski Dental

2 Philosopher's Trail, Unit 1

Brampton Ontario L6S 4C9

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PREVENTING BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY

 

  • Try not to share saliva with the baby through common use of feeding spoons or licking pacifiers. After each feeding, wipe your child’s gums with a clean, damp gauze pad or washcloth.

  • When your child’s teeth come in, brush them gently with a child-size toothbrush and a smear (or grain of rice sized amount) of fluoride toothpaste until the age of 3.

  • Brush the teeth with a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste from the ages of 3 to 6.

  • Supervise brushing until your child can be counted on to spit and not swallow toothpaste—usually not before he or she is 6 or 7.

  • Place only formula, milk or breast milk in bottles. Avoid filling the bottle with liquids such as sugar water, juice or soft drinks.

  • Infants should finish their bedtime and naptime bottles before going to bed.

  • If your child uses a pacifier, provide one that is clean—don’t dip it in sugar or honey.

  • Encourage your child to drink from a cup by his/her first birthday.

  • Encourage healthy eating habits.

When your child’s first tooth appears, talk to your dentist about scheduling the first dental visit. Treat the first dental visit as you would a well-baby checkup with the child’s physician. Remember: starting early is the key to a lifetime of good dental health. (ADA)

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski and Associates – Brampton Family Dentists

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905-458-6620

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