How can I prevent decay caused by nursing?


Encourage your child to drink from a cup as they approach their first birthday. Avoid nursing children to sleep or putting anything other than water in their bed-time bottle Children should not fall asleep with a bottle. At-will nighttime breast-feeding should be avoided after the first primary (baby) teeth begin to erupt. Drinking juice from a bottle should be avoided. When juice is offered, it should be in a cup, and only with a meal. Also, learn the proper way to brush and floss your child’s teeth. Take your child to a pediatric dentist regularly to have his/her teeth and gums checked. The first dental visit should be scheduled by your child’s first birthday.

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