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Preventing Childhood Tooth Decay
By Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry
March 23, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tooth decay   caries  

What your Yorba Linda pediatric dentist wants you to know about early childhood cariestooth decay

If you have a baby, it’s only natural to want to soothe your child and help them fall asleep. Just a few years ago, it was a common practice to put your child to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk.

This habit can be devastating to the health of your child’s teeth. Dr. Jaclyn Bae at Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry in Yorba Linda, CA, wants to share the facts about early childhood caries formerly known as "baby bottle caries."

When you prop a bottle containing juice or milk in your baby’s mouth, the sugar mixes with your child’s natural oral bacteria and forms an acid. This acid can eat away your child’s teeth.

What is known as “baby bottle syndrome” can be prevented by not giving your child a bottle at night. Explore other ways to soothe your child.

As your baby grows, Dr. Bae offers services designed to give your child a lifetime of healthy smiles. Your child’s first dental visit should occur within six months of the eruption of the first tooth, and at least by the time your child is one year old.

Dr. Bae provides many dental services which may be appropriate for your child include:

  • Oral hygiene instruction
  • Professional cleanings and fluoride treatments
  • Dental exam and x-rays
  • Preventive sealant placement
  • Restorative treatments

You don’t have to care for your child’s dental health alone. Get some help by calling Dr. Bae at Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry in Yorba Linda, CA. Call today!

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