Infant Oral Health

Infant Oral Health
Posted on 07/02/2015
Infant Oral Health

Taking Care of Your Baby's Teeth 

A new baby in the house brings so much excitement and joy to the family!  But we all know that new babies can also bring exhaustion! With all that we have to do for a baby, taking care of teeth often falls to the bottom of the "to-do" list. People don't realize that baby teeth can also get cavities and baby teeth that are damaged can damage the adult teeth to come.

There are natural sugars in breast milk and sugars in formula that can cause tooth decay at a young age. Did you know that one of the first ingredients in formula is corn syrup? When a parent nurses or gives a bottle in the middle of the night or during the day the baby's teeth are most often not wiped down or brushed. This can lead to what is called nursing decay or baby bottle decay, which often shows up at the age of 2.Image of product called Baby Teeth Cleaners.

When teeth are badly damaged they may need to be removed due to infection and the fear of the infection spreading and damaging adult teeth that lie underneath. Additionally, the infection can spread to other parts of the body such as the brain.

As a pediatric dentist and a mom of young children, 2.5 years and 10 month old, I know how difficult it can be to brush teeth. So I invented Dr. Yum's Baby Teeth Cleaners to make it quick and effective and safe for babies. IT takes literally 10 seconds to apply and it can protect your baby from developing cavities.

If you'd like to keep your baby's teeth clean, you can buy the baby teeth cleaners shown to the right at