You can prevent this by following a few simple guidelines:

Never allow your child to fall asleep with a bottle containing milk, formula, breast milk, fruit juices, or any sweetened liquids.

Never give your baby a pacifier dipped in sugar or honey.

Only allow water in bottles and sippy cups used for grazing.

Wipe your baby’s gums with a clean gauze pad after each feeding, and begin brushing
with water as soon as the first tooth appears.

Encourage children to drink from a regular cup by their first birthday.