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Baby bottle tooth decay

Great Smile?
Recently we had noticed that Little Lou teeth is decaying!
We were quite surprise that his teeth is showing decay at only 20 months. However we found out that this condition is call 'baby bottle tooth decay'

Little Lou had a habit of drinking milk to sleep and have another bottle in the middle of the night.
We suspect this to be the main reason for his decay due to the description on the Internet

'Another factor for tooth decay is the frequent, prolonged exposure of the baby’s teeth to liquids that contain sugar, like sweetened water and fruit juice and potentially milk, breast milk and formula. Tooth decay can occur when the baby is put to bed with a bottle, or when a bottle is used as a pacifier for a fussy baby' 

Warning : Gross photo ahead!

Look Closer!
On hindsight, we should have wean him off the night feeds earlier.
A reminder to mommies and daddies out there. Do clean your child teeth every day and night especially if they are having night feeds!
As for Louis, time to arrange a dental appointment for him!

Do you let your child drink milk to sleep at night? Does your child have the same symptoms for 'baby bottle tooth decay?
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