Dr Dental, Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
BBTD or Baby Bottle Tooth Decay can also be called Carries. Caries is Latin for “rot”, and in Greek (“Ker”) it means “death”. The term “dental caries” thus refers to a dead tooth, or a tooth that is rotten or decayed. BBTD can be one of a few causing factor for caries. You get BBTD by leaving a baby bottle filled with anything other then water with a baby or child to keep in their mouth. This may help to keep the baby or child quite but can cause BBTD or carries. BBTD is clearly cause by baby bottles as stated above. However, baby can contact Carries from other means. What are some of the causes dental caries?
There are three:
1) specific bacteria (found in plaque)
3) susceptible tooth surface. (Weaken tooth enamel)