How can I prevent bottle tooth decay?
“Caries” is simply a fancy word for “cavities.” And, baby bottle tooth decay refers to damage to tooth enamel from milk mixed with enzymes in the baby’s mouth. This can happen from both bottle feeding and nursing. You can prevent this by making sure you do not put your little one in a crib with a bottle and by not allowing your little one to fall asleep while nursing. Depending on her age, you can also give your little one a small amount of water after a feeding to help rinse off her teeth. This will help keep your baby’s mouth clean before bed, preventing tooth decay.About Dr. Debra Babcock