Baby bottle tooth decay can happen to children that drink from bottles. When the child drinks from a bottle it is best to limit the use to breast milk, formula or water. When juices and other beverages are given in the bottle over an extended period the sugar mainly affects the front teeth but this does not mean that the other teeth are not affected. To help reduce the risk of tooth decay a consistent regimen of brushing and flossing is always the gold standard. Swabbing the mouth of babies after each bottle before they have teeth is a great way to ensure good oral hygiene and promote healthy habits.