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If you are interested in keeping baby bottle tooth decay away from your child’s smile, our team at The Dental Studio on 30th has some tips for you! Baby bottle tooth decay is a common dental problem among children, but it can be prevented. The best way to prevent this dental issue is by doing the following things:

· Try not to share saliva with your child and clean their gums after each feeding. You can clean the gums by wiping them with a moist and clean washcloth or gauze pad.
· Brush your child’s teeth twice a day once they grow into place. As you brush, please use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a rice-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Between the ages of 3 and 6 you can increase the amount of paste used by using a pea-sized amount.
· If your child likes to brush on their own, please supervise and make sure they are properly cleaning each tooth. Also, please do not let your child swallow the paste.
· Only place milk, formula, and breast milk in the bottle. Sugary drinks, like soda and juice, can harm the chompers.
· Make sure your child finishes their bottle before they take a nap or go to bed.
· Do not dip your child’s binky in honey or sugar before giving it to them.

Your child’s oral health is important to Dr. Brett Riche and our entire dental team. So, if you have any questions or if you need further guidance on how to prevent baby bottle tooth decay, please remember that you can always call 505.592.0477 and we will be happy to assist you. We look forward to your call!