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Decayed Baby Teeth - Bottle Caries!  Dr. Marx Can Help!


Signs and appearance of baby teeth displaying bottle caries:
Brown baby teeth with fragmented edges
Upper front baby teeth that break easily

Children who have erupted teeth or are past the age to be weaned are highly susceptible to rotted front teeth when being put to bed with a bottle containing milk, juice or other sugar-containing liquids. There is decreased salivary flow during sleep and clearance of the liquid from the teeth is slowed.  Call us at 202 466-3599 for more details.

The liquid pools around the upper front baby teeth and creates an excellent environment to promote the growth of decay-causing bacteria.  Removing the bottle before the first tooth appears and wiping the child's gums and teeth with a soft cloth before being put to bed can help prevent decay.

At 18 months of age, parents should bring their child into Comprehensive Dental Care for examination by Dr. Marx and recommend home care.

Decayed Baby Teeth
In Washington DC and the surrounding
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