Parents sometimes feel that because their children have “baby” teeth that will eventually fall out, there is no need to fix a problem that may arise with those teeth. The truth is that baby teeth or deciduous/primary teeth are very important. Dentaltown - Patient Education Ideas
Please don't put a baby to bed with a bottle in their mouth unless it is water. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, or Early Childhood Caries (EEC) is most common in the upper front teeth, but the back teeth can be affected too. It is mostly caused from baby spending too much time with a bottle in their mouth containing any liquid with sugar in it, including milk and juice. Dentaltown - Patient Education Ideas
Dentaltown - This is why your dentist takes x-rays. You can see by the photo on the left the teeth look fine. But when you look at the radiograph on the right you can see an interproximal cavity in-between the teeth. This area is best cleaned with dental floss.