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By Timberlake Dental curated from Pediatrickids.com

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“Baby Bottle Syndrome is caused by a particular set of circumstances. It occurs when a baby is allowed to fall asleep with a bottle in his or her mouth. If the bottle contains a Sugary carbohydrate, (like soda, sugar water, juice, formula, or milk) and the liquid is allowed to pool around the teeth, the bacteria that are present will form acid, which eventually leads to decay.

See full article on Pedatrickids.com

Commentary:

As stated in the article, baby Bottle Syndrome usually forms on upper front teeth and back molars first. The lower front teeth are protected by the tongue, and decay in this area is seen more often in very advanced cases.

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