Category Children and Infants

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay – The Minority Report

April 7, 2013 Children and Infants

What is Bottle Tooth Decay?

Baby bottle tooth decay is a condition of weak and deteriorating teeth made worse if your children are constantly drinking a bottle. Bottle tooth decay, also called toddler tooth decay  is preventable in infants and toddlers.

How to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

1. Breastfeeding your infant is one way to avoid baby bottle tooth decay. Breastfeeding your kids will also help make it a lot less likely your kids will need braces. My mother had six children. The last two were the only ones that weren’t breastfed, and they both ended up needing braces for mouth development

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Are Children Overfed and Malnourished?

September 25, 2012 Children and Infants

In America, most children are overfed and malnourished. How is this possible? When people get enough to eat, we often assume that they also get plenty of nutrients. However, this is not the case!

Weak bone structure and poor dental hygiene are one of the signs of malnutrition.  In today's society many children are malnourished, not because of the lack of food, but because of the overabundance of unhealthy eating choices!

You only get a certain number of calories every day that you need to eat. If you eat nutrient dense foods, you get a lot of health benefits. If you eat processed foods,  processed sugars and 'quick fix' meals, you get virtually zero nutritional

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How Can Breakfast Cereals Lead to Cavities?

September 21, 2012 Children and Infants

Many people don't think that what they eat for breakfast is a big deal. People have grown up eating breakfast cereals every morning. But did you know that breakfast cereals can cause cavities? Breakfast cereals are often high in sugar and processed ingredients. As a result, these sugars can cause cavities to develop very quickly. As soon as you take sugar into your mouth, the bacteria in your mouth starts to metabolize it and convert it into an acid. The longer an acid is on your teeth, the easier time it will have creating a cavity that can become infected by bacteria.

Surprisingly, even some of the cereals that are supposedly good for you, still contain a lot of sugar. It is no wonder that kids who regularly eat

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Four Things to Stop Tooth Decay in Children

September 13, 2012 Children and Infants

Tooth decay is bad enough when we get it as adults, but it is much worse for children. Even though children will end up losing their baby teeth, if they lose them prematurely, it can make it so that their new teeth don't have proper spacing.  Having tooth decay as a child is painful and impact them for the rest of their life.

What Causes Tooth Decay in Children?

The most common causes of tooth decay in children our exposure to sugars and sweets. Giving your baby juice in a bottle just before going to bed tend to make them have an acidic mouth. This may also lead to baby bottle tooth decay.  This will eat at their tooth enamel and cause tooth decay. In addition, little children should not be given skim

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