Although modifying your child’s diet to prevent dangerous foods is a good idea, there are a few creative additional methods that can help your child foil the growth of early childhood caries. If the juice is something your child enjoys, consider watering it down. If your child likes cake, don’t frost it as much. Opt for non-gummy, non-tough candies over gummies and hard candies. Do what you can to lower the overall sugar ingestion of your child and they’ll have a much better likelihood of avoiding tooth erosion.
While there aren’t many different classifications of baby bottle tooth decay, the brunt of the condition can vary. If the child has had far too many bottles with sugary materials, like soda or juice, their condition could perhaps be worse than a child who developed a slight decay after sucking on a sugar-dipped pacifier once or twice. Impacts range from slight infection and early cavities to complete tooth loss and gum disease.
Pencil in your next appointment to Treasured Smiles Children’s Dentistry, Duane C. Clouse, PC in Maricopa, Arizona, now by calling 520-316-6111. Dr. Duane C. Clouse and the team make your child’s dental health their first priority, so they’ll do everything they can to assist you on your child’s path to recovery. Give us a call today!