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If you stay up all night soothing a child, hang in there! You’ll eventually get to sleep regular hours again. To help you keep your baby soothed, we’ve amassed a little bit of data for you on dental care for babies. If you have any additional queries about this information, or if you’d like to bring your child in for a visit, please feel free to get in touch with our office at 630-837-2779.

Although your baby would probably like sugar water or soda, giving them either of those things would be a quick fix only. Just like with your adult teeth, too much sweet chemicals can be damaging to baby teeth. When giving your child a bottle, provide only milk, breast milk or formula. Your child’s teeth will remain healthier and they’ll be less agitated in the long-run.

Another issue we commonly see is that a few parents like to coat their child’s pacifiers in sugar or honey. Please don’t do this! The superfluous amount of sugar will make problems for your child’s teeth, eventually ending in cavities and worn-down teeth. Additionally, don’t lick or place your child’s pacifier in your oral cavity: doing so will cause a dangerous spreading of bacterial acids.

To plan your visit, dial 630-837-2779 to talk to the Bartlett, Illinois, The Bartlett Dental Station team about a visit with Dr. Mark Prosniewski for an appointment.