Posted on 24 July 2020

Often referred to as “baby bottle tooth decay”, infant tooth decay is actually caused by a surplus of sugar and the condition is linked with infant's bottles because of some parents' habit of filling a bottle with sweetened drinks or coating the tip in sugar. 

Over a prolonged period, this is damaging for a child's teeth because the sugar:

  • Turns to acid
  • Causes bacterial build-up
  • Erodes tooth enamel

Infant tooth decay can be avoided by keeping the baby's mouth clean, limiting the amount of sugar and ensuring that “teeth are healthy and developing properly” with regular check-ups at the dentist. Find out more at

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