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The most common cause of tooth decay for infants and toddlers is a syndrome known as baby bottle tooth decay. When a child drinks from a bottle for long periods of time it allows for teeth to bathe in a sugary liquid, setting the stage for bacteria buildup and tooth decay. In order to prevent this, it is helpful to teach a child to use a cup as soon as possible, about one year of age.

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Last Updated
5/11/2013
Source
A Minute for Kids
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