Baby bottle tooth decay is the term for cavities in infants and young children. A common cause for this problem is formula or milk, hence the name. However, the true culprit is drinking and eating habits. Drinking and eating too much sugar, whether in milk, juice, or snacks can lead to this kind of tooth decay (commonly called a cavity). According to Healthline, “Baby bottle tooth decay usually occurs on the front teeth, or ‘incisors.’” Tooth decay can begin as soon as the first tooth emerges, so creating healthy oral habits for your child as soon as the first tooth erupts is vitally important. Here are three ways to prevent tooth decay for your little one.