Many times during the first years of life it happens that a very strong bond is created between the child and its source of nourishment, called the tit or the bottle. Saying goodbye to this battle in time can help a lot of the child’s teeth, a lot of time using it press the palate and throw out the teeth of the upper jaw, if this was already a long time ago your child’s problem and you want to remedy it you have to find a dentist in Mexico.
There are risks in the use of both, which can be minimized with a correct administration
A lot of time we talked about the damage that bacteria can cause to teeth, and how they are responsible for creating holes in the tooth and let me tell you dear parents, that it was not the right approach to explain the origin of tooth decay; what really concerns and directly affects the production of caries is the amount and frequency of consumption of sugar in the daily diet. If we take the bacteria as workers of a work and sugar as their food, we would understand that without food the workers would be debilitated and could not work or die in the attempt.
I bring it out in order to better explain the important role played by both the breast and the bottle, they are vehicles within a food chain, especially in the first years of life; and both breast milk and artificial milk have sugar.
The first thing you should know is, if you do not add any type of additive, call it honey, sugar, chocolate, etc. to the gral milk consumed by the child.
The second thing to keep in mind is that you do not sleep with the bottle nipple or the mother’s breast in your mouth, because this creates an ideal environment for the rapid appearance of caries in infants and young children. and the third but not least, is to help you recognize liquids that are especially dangerous, and should have a limited and controlled use, such as artificial juices, yogurt, chocolate, soda.
Try not to send it to the nursery with any of them and always opt for low-sweetened natural juices or water.
All these tips are accompanied by the daily dental hygiene of the child. As much as possible, always carry your brush in your backpack.
Very well, now that you are aware of the general risks of the bottle nipple, let’s talk about specific risks of its prolonged use.
How much time is it?
The LIMIT would be until 2 and a half years of age, after this time there is a risk of deforming the oral cavity, making it narrower which subsequently results in lack of space for permanent teeth, bite problems and not to mention the lack of aesthetics in the previous sector.
How is the bottle abandoned?
You have to understand that it is a habit and you have to treat it as such. It must be a gradual process, accompanied by a firm desire of the parent or guardian, who is ultimately responsible for the child’s decision to leave the bottle.
for younger children it is always good to tell them that they are already children and should leave the bottle to not behave like babies; and for the bigger ones, who already know they are children but still use it, we must create a renewal environment and make a ritual, something like a farewell, to the old bottle.
As its use decreases, we must offer alternatives when it comes to ingesting liquids; your little one may go directly to take it in a cup or with a spoon; or maybe not. For these cases there are options in the market such as silicone teats with the shape of a small cup or cups with piquitos, sorbets, etc.