Doctors for Baby Bottle Tooth Decay in New Cotton Market, Hubli-Dharwad
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BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY
Tooth decay in infants and very young children is often referred to as baby bottle tooth decay. It happens when sweetened liquids or those with natural sugars cling to an infant’s teeth for long time. White spots on the tooth's surface are the early symptoms. Severity symptoms are: 1. Brown or black spots on the teeth 2. Bleeding or swollen gums 3. Fever, swelling or irritability, which could indicate infection 4. Bad Breath
HOW IS BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY DIAGNOSED?
It is diagnosed by a dentist by physical examination of the teeth
HOW IS BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY TREATED?
The condition is treated by a dentist depending on severity of the condition. The following are some key steps to avoid/treat tooth decay: 1) Avoid giving sugary drink to child at nap time as slow flow of saliva increases the chance of infection. 2) Wipe child’s gums after feeding 3) Don't give your child a pacifier dipped in anything sweet 4) After the first year, a child should get regular dental check-ups.
DID YOU KNOW?
Breast-fed infants who have prolonged feeding habits are also prone to this condition.