Never dip a pacifier in anything sweet; it can lead to serious tooth decay.

Clean the baby's mouth with a wet washcloth after breast-feeding, and encourage a bottle with plain water during the nighttime.

Wean the infant from the bottle by one year of age.

Children older than six months may need a fluoride supplement if their drinking water does not contain the ideal amount of fluoride.

Thumb, finger and pacifier sucking all can affect the teeth essentially the same way.

Never leave an infant unattended with a pacifier in his or her mouth, additionally do not allow the infant to sleep with a pacifier.