If you have any questions about dental health, Public Health can help. Our dental team is available by phone Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 (Press 8).
Dental Checklist for Children 18-36 Months
Early childhood tooth decay is severe dental cavities found in teeth of infants or young children. Babies may get early childhood tooth decay from going to bed with a bottle of milk or juice. It can also happen if young children are offered sugary drinks in a bottle or cup. The sugars combine with plaque (a bacterial film in the mouth) to form an acid. These “acids” attack the teeth after each feeding. This means there is a greater chance for decay.
Hidden sugars can be found in liquids such as formula, sweetened and natural fruit juices, milk or any other sugary beverages like pop, fruit drinks, and sport drinks.
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