Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is commonly referred to as baby bottle tooth decay. This nickname is associated with with the Decay that forms from exposure to the natural sugars in baby formula, milk and fruit juice, the most common beverages consumed by young children. This and other pediatric dental concerns are why Thornhill parents should bring their children in for routine dental services regularly for Thornhill dental services.
The Root of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when the sugar in popular infant and toddler drinks cling to the child’s teeth for long periods of time. Bacteria multiply as they feed on these sugars. As they develop acids that attacked the enamel of the teeth. A sugary drink at nap time or bedtime are at an increased risk of developing baby bottle tooth decay. In most cases baby bottle tooth decay occurs in the upper front teeth.
As you can see even infants are at risk for developing serious dental problems if their teeth are not properly cared for. This is why it’s important for parents to bring their children in to visit a Thornhill dentist for regularly scheduled exams and cleanings. World Dental Clinic is a family dental clinic conveniently located in Thornhill for residents in the Yonge and Steele neighborhoods. We offer a number of services and a relaxing environment for the whole family. Evening and weekend hours are also available so that no matter how busy you are, you and your family can make the time to visit the dentist.
At your child’s appointment, we will teach you how to properly brush and care for their teeth to keep cavities away, as well as provide education on a proper diet to kids maintain a healthy smile. To schedule your child’s appointment please contact our office.