Early Childhood Caries

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Early Childhood Caries

  • Client: PVPD Palm Valley Pediatric Dentist
  • Date: Monday, 05 August 2013
  • Info: Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry - Avondale, Goodyear, Surprise
  • URL: http://PVPD.com/

Early childhood cavities, is caused by allowing infants to drink from a bottle of juice/milk for long periods of time. Tooth decay caused by baby bottles is preventable.

It causes pain and infection. The disease begins between one and three years of age.

To prevent early childhood caries, follow these easy steps:

- Never put your baby to bed with a bottle.

- If a bottle is their pacified, use only water in the bottle.

- Babies who drink bottles lying down may have more ear infections.

- Only give your baby a bottle during meals.

- Teach your child to drink from a cup as soon as possible or by 1 year of age.

- Keep your baby's mouth cleans by using gauze or a baby toothbrush after feedings.

- Use water and a soft children's toothbrush for daily cleaning once your child has teeth.

- Take your child to our Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Olga Dolghier! Follow the rule of "first visit by first birthday."