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Baby Bottle Syndrome In Children
Dental Caries: Baby bottle syndrome is dental caries resulting from prolonged use of baby bottles especially with juice or other sugary drinks. The distribution of the caries start in the central middle teeth- central incisors- where teeth are in contact with the bottle nipple. If severe can result in loss of baby teeth and sometimes spread to adult teeth. ...Read more
Baby bottle syndrome is dental caries resulting from prolonged use of baby bottles especially with juice or other sugary drinks. The distribution of the caries start in the central middle teeth- central incisors- where teeth are in contact with the bottle nipple. If severe can result in loss of baby teeth and sometimes ...Read more
Severe early decay: Of the primary (baby) teeth caused by exposure to any liquid in a bottle (other then water). It can be both physically and emotionally devastating. Unless caught early it can completely destroy a young child's teeth. Treatment could include fillings, baby root canals, stainless steel crowns and extractions. Treatment can be very expensive and may require general anesthesia. ...Read more
Yes. Nursing caries: Can occur from repeated exposure of the lingual, or tongue, side of the. The teeth to the sugar in breast milk, especially if the mother & baby have streptococcus mutans bacteria in their mouths. When mom & baby fall asleep, the nipple retracts, allowing breast milk to bathe the baby's emerging teeth repeatedly. At 6 months, night feeds become a habit. See healthy children.org for safe sleep. ...Read more
Not sure question: Melissa- Are you yourself using these items, or are you using them on your baby? If it's you, it's just years of having these things as your way of calming. Some people eat, some smoke, some drink. You use sucking to calm. Try starting a new habit as you gradually break the old - for instance, while sucking the pacifier, have gum in your mouth as well. Brain will start to replace the old with new. ...Read more
Boil: All items that are going to be used for a baby's feeding should be sterilized (including pacifiers) by placing is boiling water after hand washing. Items should be in the water while boiling for at least 5 minutes. After you have done this once the dishwasher should suffice. It would be good to also sterilize after the baby has been sick. ...Read more
No, ma'am: Individual psychotherapy with family participation is needed to determine what stresses him & why he is allowed to self-calm with a bottle. Assessment includes family history for psychiatric disorders, parent-child interactions since birth, child's iq, academic & social abilities, teacher reports & a dental exam. Therapists teach more age-appropriate coping skills before ditching the bottle. ...Read more
That is a theory: That many weary parents during growth spurts wish could be helpful to get them to sleep longer. The risk you run, is developing a food allergy. Many people try to offer thickened formula or breast milk a little too soon than what is generally recommended. Ask your pediatrician what their experience has been with that. If definitely depends on the age of the baby. ...Read more
No!: Radiation produced by a microwave is "non-ionizing." it does not have cancer causing risks like ionizing radiation from x-rays. The biggest hazard is microwaving liquids: superheating to over the boiling point without bubbles of vapor forming in the liquid. When the liquid is disturbed-boiling can explosively start-violently ejecting boiling liquid from the container causing severe scalding. ...Read more
Baby bottle decay: I see it about 1 in 100 children. Parents need to brush and floss the child's teeth as soon as they come in! The diet is very important! Refined carborhydrates like crackers, chips, juice boxes (which are full of sugar) are a no no. If your child needs the bottle at night - make sure it is only water- milk has sugar in and can cause decay sitting on the teeth overnight. ...Read more
Early- white spots: Baby bottle tooth decay is more accurately referred to as early childhood caries since children don’t need to be using a bottle to develop tooth decay. The very earliest stages of ecc can appear as white spots on the teeth- often by the gumline. This is demineralized dental enamel. If the demineralization continues under the enamel, the spot will become darker. The enamel can appear intact. ...Read more
Feed as baby wakes: Babies develop a better schedule if you feed as they wake up. Baby has strength from the rest & can take a good feed before tiring. Then do diaper changes & cleaning. Playing after cleaning allows good mommy time. As baby tires they will settle if you put them down. They do not sleep longer if fed before sleep, they have more night waking because they have been taught to need food to settle. ...Read more
2 month old baby. Bottle fed. She drinks about 1 to 1.5 oz milk a time. Every hour intervals. At night she sleeps for 7 hours and not fed. Proper?
Pumped milk, right?: Babies drink breast milk, either pumped or directly from the breast. Formula (not cow milk) is an option if there is not enough breast milk. In nature, nobody knows how much a baby drinks, because she drinks from the breast. That being said, if a normal healthy 2 month-old wakes every hour and only drinks 1.5 oz, she can be gradually increased to 3 oz per feeding and will likely sleep better. ...Read more
Please help me my son's front tooth looks black. What is this? He had baby bottle decay and it was necessary to keep appearance of the front tooth by doing a crown on it. It was done about a month ago. Should I be concerned?
Clean the teeth: If caught early enough, the tooth decay process can be stopped and even repaired. Brush teeth thoroughly at least once a day to remove acid causing bacteria, stay away from sugars, breads and sodas (even diet!), use a small amount of Fluoride (in toothpaste and water) to help calcium and phosphate in the saliva to repair the acid damage. ...Read more
Baby Bottle Syndrome: Circumferential decay of deciduous teeth, most commonly incisors, usually in the gingival 1/3 of the crowns, Caused by putting child down to nap or sleep with a bottle containing milk or juice. Sugars in the liquids lay on the teeth, combine with bacteria (plaque) to form decay producing acids. ...Read more
Baby bottle tooth decay is not too common and it depends on how often the baby falls asleep with the bottle in the mouth and keeps sucking on the milk throughout the night.
It is best to remove the bottle once baby is asleep, and replace the bottle with pure water. Everyday wipe the teeth with a wet or dry gauze to remove the layer of plaque. ...Read more
My two year old has a crown over front tooth. He had baby bottle decay, we immediately took care of. Front tooth now looks black? It's been a month.
Immediately: Baby bottle decay can start with the presence of food and teeth. If the babies teeth are not cleaned after each feeding, and the food is able to either pool or accumulate, you can be sure that decay will start to occur. It is best to start a routine of cleaning the food and drink from the child's mouth after each feeding to get them into the routine of good oral hygiene from an early age. ...Read more
Is it ok to put 2 teaspoons of lactose sol 10/15 ml xvi in my 7mnth old's baby bottle 2x a day instead of giving it to him by mouth mouth?
Lactulose for baby?: Lactulose (i think this is what you meant) is used in specific cases, mostly for hepatic encephalopathy but also for difficult-to-treat constipation. I would assume this is a pediatrician-prescribed medication and therefore you would have gotten good advice on dosing. As far as the bible on drugs (the pdr) there is no problem diluting with water, juice or milk. Check with your doc to be sure. ...Read more
Until treated: Baby bottle tooth decay is a serious condition that is caused by putting a child to bed with juice, milk or another sugary drink in their bottle. The liquid accumulates around the upper front teeth and causes decay to occur rapidly. Decay removal and placement of tooth colored fillings or crowns is indicated if the teeth can be salvaged. If not, they will need to be extracted. See a dentist asap! ...Read more
I was in the E.R. If doctor noticed I was wearing diapers, and I had my adult baby bottle, would this be documented in my medical records? (I'm ABDL)
Possibly...: The medical chart is not judgmental; it provides facts to document the reason for visit, findings, and treatment plan. A physician may find it important to document "wearing diaper" depending on the nature of your visit; however, please understand that this documentation would not be to place any judgment on you or your lifestyle. Take care. ...Read more
Needs teeth: Without teeth, there can be no tooth decay. ...Read more