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By Little Harpeth Children's Dentistry
October 10, 2016
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How to Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Did you know your baby’s teeth are at risk for decay as soon as the child is born? One of the biggest causes of tooth decay in infants and toddlers is known as baby bottle tooth decay.
 
Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when the baby’s teeth are exposed for extended periods of time to liquids that contain sugar, such as juice, sweetened water and potentially milk or formula. The sugars in these drinks feed the bacteria in plaque that accumulate around the baby’s teeth and gums.  Like adult teeth, each time a child drinks these beverages the acids attack the teeth for 20 minutes or longer, and multiple attacks can cause cavities and decay. 
 
The good news is that baby tooth decay is very preventable.  Here are a few ways parents can help keep tooth decay at bay for their little one. 
  • Wipe your baby’s gums with a clean, damp cloth after every feeding to remove plaque and leftover foods.
  • Never coat the baby’s pacifier in sweeteners, such as honey or jam.
  • When your child’s first tooth erupts, brush it gently with a child-sized toothbrush and water. Check with Little Harpeth Children's Dentistry before using any type of fluoride treatment.
  • Only serve juice and other sugary drinks at mealtime.
  • Infants should always finish their bottle prior to napping or going to bed.
  • Introduce training cups for drinking by 12 months of age. 
  • Promote a healthy, well-balanced diet, and limit foods that contain sugars, which contribute to decay. 
  • Schedule your child’s first appointment with your [location] dentist by his or her first birthday. 
 
It’s never too early to start taking care of your baby’s teeth and gums.  Pay special care to your baby’s mouth now, and always contact Little Harpeth Children's Dentistry with questions or at the first sign of a problem. 
By Little Harpeth Children's Dentistry
September 08, 2016
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Welcome to the Blog of Little Harpeth Children's Dentistry

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Nashville, TN area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice. 

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact our Little Harpeth Children's Dentistry office with any dental questions or concerns.

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