Even though baby teeth are not permanent, they are nevertheless significant for your child. In this period, tooth decay in children is known as baby bottle tooth decay because they are more susceptible to cavities. Your children's baby teeth also guarantee the proper emergence of their adult teeth. They must, therefore, possess solid, healthy teeth.
What Leads to cavities in milk teeth?
When your child regularly consumes sweetened liquids like milk and formula, sugars become trapped in plaque (a sticky combination of saliva and bacteria that adheres to teeth). When the natural carbohydrates are broken down by the bacteria, an acidic byproduct is created that damages the enamel. The cycle of giving your child juice, soda, formula, and other sweets creates cavities, infections, and a host of other issues. When kids are given bottles of milk or juice to take to bed or for naps, baby bottle dental cavities frequently happen. There is a reduction in saliva flow, a buildup of sugary fluids in the mouth, and prolonged acid attacks on the teeth. Baby teeth can develop tooth decay because parents can pass on germs that produce acid to their children. Every time a mother places the baby's feeding spoon in her mouth or cleans the pacifier with her mouth, the bacteria can travel through the saliva