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Baby Bottle Syndrome

Bottle feeding baby

Bottle feeding baby

What is the baby bottle syndrome?

If you leave the milk feeder in the baby's mouth as it at night or if the mother makes it a habit to breastfeed the baby while she is asleep and then does not clean it by brushing the baby's teeth or by soaking a soft cloth to her;

1: A germ gets on the upper front teeth of the baby

2: If it continues for such a long time, then all the teeth of the child can get germs or bacterias

Signs and symptoms

There are three stages of infestation. In the first stage, the tooth is less damaged and in the second and third stage more damage is done

Step 1: A white spot is formed on the teeth along with the gums. At this spot, the teeth lose their shine.

Step 2: Then a yellow, brown spot develops in the same area

Step 3: Then it looks like a dark black or dark brown hole or a broken tooth.

Check the baby's teeth from time to time to see if there are any germ or bacteria.

children having baby bottle syndrome; teeth decay

children having baby bottle syndrome; teeth decay

How can I prevent my baby from having bottle syndrome?

1: If the mother is breastfeeding, she should immediately clean her baby teeth with a wet soft cloth or wet cotton.

2: Even for infants who are bottle-fed, do not leave the feeder in the mouth immediately after drinking milk and brush the teeth in the manner described below.

Fluoride and saliva prevent the formation of acid. But when your baby sleeps at night, the saliva becomes less, so he makes acid from starch and sweeteners and damages your teeth.

What is fluoride, what are its benefits, and how is it obtained?

Fluoride is a salt that prevents bacterias and germs from becoming acidic. If the rot is in the first stage, it can eliminate the rot.

Fluoride mixed water or fluoride toothpaste is the means to get it.

Doctors also use fluoride tablets or fluoride burns for patients if needed.

How to brush?

Place the brush at a 45-degree angle to the teeth and brush up and down. Also, brush your tongue once a day. Parents should brush their children between the ages of two and six and take care that the child does not swallow the paste.

How long to brush?

Brush for at least two minutes.

When to brush?

Rinse with water after a normal meal or after eating something sweet, candy, red pop, brush 30 minutes after eating.

Brush twice a day. Before going to bed at night and getting up in the morning.

What should the paste be?

Do not give fluoride toothpaste to children under the age of two who are at risk of swallowing toothpaste. Let them use toothpaste on the advice of a doctor.

Toothpaste quantity:

For children under two years of age, apply a toothpaste equal to a grain of rice on a soft brush

Three to six-year-olds can be given a paste equal to a pea.

* What should the brush look like?

There should be a brush made of soft fibers.

Tell your child proper brushing technique

Tell your child proper brushing technique

How to clean the baby gums before teeth erupt?

Clean your baby's mouth daily, even if he doesn't have a single tooth. Clean babies' gums after breastfeeding. For this purpose, you can wrap a damp cloth around your finger and rub it gently on the gums, just be careful not to put too much pressure on the gums of children.


Dr Sleep (author) from Pak on January 07, 2021:

Thank you, Pamela, It was just a writing mistake. Now corrected

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 07, 2021:

This is a very interesting article and important information for new moms. I have never heard about the worms, but I certainly know about germs.

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