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Baby Bottle Syndrome
(Nursing Bottle Syndrome)

 

If mom and dad let their young children who are still eating from the bottle take that bottle to bed with them it could damage their baby teeth.

 

Moms and dads please don't let your infants take a bottle that contains milk or juices to bed with them.  These liquids contain sugars that pool around the young infants teeth and can cause decay to start.  If your child must have a bottle at bedtime or naptime please just give them water in that bottle.   It is also recommended that children be taken off the bottle by  12 months of age.  At this age the child can learn to drink from a cup.  We don't want the following pictures to be your child.

 

Normal Children's Teeth

 

Stages of Baby Bottle Decay

Mild Decay Moderate Decay Severe Decay