Preventing Bottlemouth Syndrome

Bottlemouth syndrome, or baby bottle tooth decay, affects young children who are overexposed to sugar through drinking from a bottle. Sugars contained in drinks turn to acid in the mouth and damage tooth enamel. 

Best practices to avoid bottlemouth syndrome include:

  • Avoid or limit sugary drinks
  • Limit the time spent on a bottle
  • Don’t let baby take a bottle to bed
  • Brush teeth with a mild fluoride toothpaste twice daily

The condition mainly affects the front teeth but can spread to other teeth if not caught and treated early by a dentist who can spot decay early as part of a regular dental check-up routine and take corrective measures. 

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