Common Sites of
Decay often beings in hard-to-clean
areas. Left untreated, a small cavity becomes larger. Decay
spreads beneath the enamel to the dentin, destroying more tooth
structure. Once decay enters the pulp, an abscess may occur. The
tooth will need endodontic treatment or may need to be
- Recurrent decay around
- Marginal leakage under
Baby Bottle Tooth
Put only water in a bedtime or naptime
Never use a nursing bottle filled with
sweet liquid (including milk and fruit juice) as a
Never dip your infant’s pacifier in
honey, syrup or sugar.
After each feeding, wipe your infant’s
gums and teeth with a clean, damp washcloth or gauze
As soon as the first tooth appears,
brush your child’s teeth daily with a child size
Make sure your child gets the fluoride
needed for decay-resistant teeth.
Take your child to see your dentist by
the first birthday.