Do Baby Bottles Cause Bad Teeth?
Tired parents might be tempted to do anything to get their restless babies to sleep. Although it is tempting, avoid sending your bouncing bundle of joy to bed with a bottle. That's because of a condition called baby bottle tooth decay.
What Is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?
Babies who fall asleep with bottles of milk in their mouths face increased risk of early dental decay. Prolonged exposure to the sugar in milk works with mouth bacteria to break down tooth enamel and results in rampant decay. Don't send baby to bed with a bottle unless that bottle contains nothing but water.