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If you’ve just had a baby, hang in there! You’ll sleep regular hours again someday. To help you keep your baby healthy, we’ve assembled a little bit of info for you on dental care for babies. If you have any additional inquiries about this data, or if you’d like to take your child in for an exam, please feel free to reach out to our office at 845-454-0790.

Although your baby might like sugar water or juice, giving them either of those things will be a quick fix only. Just like with your adult teeth, too much sugar can be damaging. When giving your child a bottle, fill it with only milk, breast milk or formula. Your child’s teeth will be stronger and they’ll be less agitated in the long-run.

Another thing we see is that a few parents like to dip their child’s pacifiers in sugar or honey. Whatever you do, don’t do this! The large amount of sugar will cause difficulties for your child, eventually ending in cavities and tooth erosion. Additionally, don’t lick or place your child’s pacifier in your oral cavity: doing so may result in a damaging transmission of bacterial acids.

To arrange your appointment, ring 845-454-0790 to talk to the Poughkeepsie, New York, Mark L. Pitel, DMD, PC staff about a visit with Dr. Mark L. Pitel for an appointment.