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What are consequences of baby bottle tooth decay?

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If teeth are infected or lost too early because of baby bottle tooth decay, your child may have:

The chance that adult teeth will end up crooked also increases.

  • Poor eating habits
  • Speech problems
  • Crooked teeth
  • Damaged adult teeth

From: What Is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Dental Association: "Fact Sheet-Children's Dental Disease." 

American Dental Association: "Early Childhood Tooth Decay." 

Academy of General Dentistry: "What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Dental Association: "Fact Sheet-Children's Dental Disease." 

American Dental Association: "Early Childhood Tooth Decay." 

Academy of General Dentistry: "What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

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