One should not be surprised that children in their early childhood are susceptible to tooth decay too. Albeit these are temporary teeth, it is important to take good care of them so that adult teeth can grow in order. Healthy baby teeth also allows one to chew and speak properly. Hence, one of the dental concerns associated with children and should not be neglected is – baby bottle tooth decay.
When a baby cries in the middle of the night, it is common to soothe the baby by feeding him/her with a bottle of milk. In this video, Dr May Ling Eide, Dental Surgeon in Postgraduate Training in Orthodontics, answers the question on whether milk bottle feeding at night is bad. She also shares some tips to prevent tooth decay and maintain good oral care for children.
Premature extraction of primary teeth (due to various reasons such as hopeless tooth decay) creates spaces and gaps, and increases the probability of requiring subsequent orthodontic treatment. Hence, start caring for your child’s oral health now, especially their primary teeth.
If your child is one and has not seen a dentist, make an appointment with our dental specialists today.
Wondering if your child requires orthodontic treatment? Call us at (65) 6733 7883 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a consultation with Dr May Ling Eide.