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Start weaning at 1: Start weaning the bottle at 1 year or a little before. Once your child is drinking cow's milk always put the milk in a cup, not bottle. Then, just use bottles for water- typically this helps the weaning process go faster. Also, to protect your child's teeth never put them to bed with a bottle. The sugars from the milk can cause cavities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Erupting : Erupting incisors may have small bumps on the edge. These are normal developmental structures call mammelons. As your child starts chewing solid food these mammelons will wear down and the edges will appear smooth. You will also see the same phenomena with the erupting permanent teeth. By the way you should think about scheduling you child's first dental appointment with a pediatric dentist once his front teeth come in. This will introduce them to the experience in a non-threatening way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 9 month old who has been a good eater all of a sudden is refusing his bottle. He is currently cutting 4 teeth. Is that causing the problem?
Coke is damaging to: Teeth. If you drink it, then recommend you rinse your mouth with water and swish the water all around (after drinking the soda). ...Read more
Yes: Yes you should be concerned about this. Follow the dentist recommendations regarding space maintainers. Start brushing your child's teeth at least twice a day. Stop all of the sugary foods and drinks. Eliminate juice, juice drinks, soda from the diet. Perhaps seeing a nutritionist will help improve the diet for your family and prevent decay in the future. ...Read more