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Tooth Decay prevention - Baby Bottle by PreDecay | Baby Teeth Cleaning, Baby Tooth Decay, Baby Teeth Decay

posted Apr 27, 2016, 3:03 PM by David Khorram   [ updated Apr 27, 2016, 3:04 PM ]

aby Bottle Tooth Decay (BBTD) or "Bottle Syndrome" is a condition that can negatively impact your baby’s primary teeth. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is prevalent amongst 23.8 % of infants in America. It can occur by feeding your infant or baby with milk, including breast milk, formula, and fruit juices. Decay also known as cavities on primary teeth may affect your baby’s permanent dentition as well. 

Cavities can spread and attack adjacent teeth- leading to costly dental treatments and even anesthesia.Decay may cause a dark or brownish appearance on your baby’s teeth. This look may lead your child to become more self-conscious, take away their confidence and cause them to smile less. Additionally, drinking and eating may also be more challenging due to teeth sensitivity.



A revolutionary new baby bottle to help prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Although Bottle Syndrome had been in existence for many years, up to now there has never been an instrument as simple as this invention to prevent and/or reduce tooth decay in babies and infants.

This invention is based on the medical term called "BBTD", "Baby Bottle Tooth Decay" or sometimes called "Bottle Syndrome" is a severe decay found in the teeth of infants and toddlers who fall asleep with a bottle of milk, juice, or any sweetened liquid (even breast milk) in the mouth; or residuals of such liquids left in the month for period of time. This invention relates generally to a nursing bottle and more particularly to a nursing bottle for babies which automatically rinses the babies teeth after the contents of the nursing bottle have been emptied by dispensing a first liquid (milk …) and subsequently dispensing a second liquid (water), independent of the first liquid, thus helps prevent decay of the babies' teeth.

Preventing tooth decay in young children

posted Feb 10, 2016, 7:19 PM by Sam Khorram   [ updated Feb 10, 2016, 7:19 PM ]

lk-dental020216-01 Make sure children visit a dentist or primary care clinician, eat a healthy diet that limits sugars and brush every day with toothpaste that includes fluoride. — Submitted Photo

Dental caries, also known as tooth decay, is the most common chronic disease in children in the United States — and your child’s pediatrician, family doctor or nurse can play an important role in prevention.

Tooth decay occurs when bacteria in the mouth uses the sugar in food and drinks to make acids. These acids wear away the outer layer of the tooth (also known as tooth enamel). Tooth decay can eventually lead to a hole, or cavity, in the tooth.

Any child whose teeth have erupted (are visible in the mouth) can develop tooth decay. In fact, almost half of children ages 2 to 11 in the United States today have signs of decay in their baby teeth — and these numbers are increasing. Baby teeth, the first set of teeth to come in, are particularly vulnerable because the tooth’s enamel has not yet had the chance to harden. Tooth decay can lead to cavities, infection, pain and loss of teeth, and can affect children’s growth, speech and appearance.



Simple ways to prevent tooth decay

The good news is tooth decay is preventable and there are many things you can do to keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong. For example, make sure children visit a dentist or primary care clinician regularly, 
eat a healthy diet that limits sugars and brush every day with toothpaste that includes fluoride.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that protects against tooth decay by strengthening tooth enamel. Fluoride is added to most, but not all, types of toothpaste. In addition, fluoride is found naturally in some water sources, and many communities across the United States boost the level of fluoride in their water supply to improve the oral health of residents. Young children who live in communities without fluoride added to drinking water are at an increased risk for developing tooth decay.


How primary care clinicians can help

Dentists are the main sources of oral health care but only one child in four under age six visits a dentist. Fortunately, most children visit a pediatrician, family doctor or other nondental health care professional. Recognizing this, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended two ways doctors and nurses can help prevent cavities in babies and children up to age five:

1. Clinicians should prescribe oral fluoride supplements (such as drops, tablets or lozenges) to children whose water supply doesn’t contain enough fluoride. This should start when the child is 6 months old.

2. All babies and children who do not regularly visit a dentist and whose teeth have come in should have fluoride varnish applied regularly by a nondental primary care professional. This can benefit all children — regardless of the level of fluoride in their water.

What does this mean for you and your child? Your child’s doctor or nurse will likely want to talk with you about oral health during an office visit. Use this time to discuss your child’s risk factors for tooth decay. If he or she is not yet seeing a dentist, be sure to mention this. Your child’s doctor can help you plan an appropriate timeline for scheduling a dentist visit.


The importance of a healthy smile

Preventing tooth decay improves children’s health and well-being. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to pain, infection and loss of the affected teeth and can negatively affect a child’s growth, speech, appearance, self-esteem and more. Dental-related concerns lead to the loss of more than 54 million school hours (approximately 8 million school days) each year, emphasizing the need for early prevention. Talk to your child’s doctor or nurse about cavities and make sure your children are getting the care they need to have healthy smiles for life. — (NAPS)

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What’s baby bottle tooth decay? and how Predecay helps fight it

posted Jan 6, 2016, 12:13 PM by Rafael Hernandez   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 9:35 AM by David Khorram ]



Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by the frequent and long-term exposure of a child's teeth to liquids containing sugars. Among these liquids are milk, formula, fruit juice, sodas and other sweetened drinks. The sugars in these liquids pool around the infant's teeth and gums, feeding the bacteria that cause plaque. Every time a child consumes a sugary liquid, acid attacks the teeth and gums. After numerous attacks, tooth decay can begin.

The condition also is associated with breast-fed infants who have prolonged feeding habits or with children whose pacifiers are frequently dipped in honey, sugar or syrup. The sweet fluids left in the mouth increases the chance of cavities while the infant is sleeping.


How can I prevent baby bottle tooth decay?

In the past, you never allowed children to fall asleep with a bottle containing milk, formula, juice or other  sweetened liquids,  but now using Predecay baby bottle,  you can offer the convenience and prevent tooth decay even when your baby fall asleep. 

We highly recommend  to clean and massage the baby's gums once a day to help establish healthy teeth and to aid in teething. Wrap a moistened gauze square or washcloth around the finger and gently massage the gums and gingival tissues.

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