Cavities in Baby Teeth
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Unfortunately, kids can't use rinses for their enamel until they are old enough to swish and not swallow.  I always nursed mine to sleep, and they have good teeth, but I have friends who did everything (brushed many times a day, etc) and their toddlers  still got cavities.  So I think normally nighttime nursing does not affect teeth, but it might in babies predisposed to cavities.

A friend of my oldest has a mouth full of crowns despite good dental care and healthy food, and he's only 7.  It runs in their family.

On the upside though, by the time a kid is getting adult teeth, he or she can use the toothpastes and rinses for stronger enamel, and get the adult teeth sealed, before any problems start.

If you couldn't breastfeed a baby with teeth, I'd be in trouble, because my youngest had two teeth by 3 months, and all four of them had a full mouth of teeth before they were one  :laughing:
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Cavities in Baby Teeth - by Satori - 06-17-2009, 11:58 AM
Re: Cavities in Baby Teeth - by Historian - 06-17-2009, 12:11 PM
Re: Cavities in Baby Teeth - by Inion_Coinin - 06-17-2009, 01:35 PM
Re: Cavities in Baby Teeth - by ErinIsNice - 06-17-2009, 01:50 PM
Re: Cavities in Baby Teeth - by Satori - 06-17-2009, 02:11 PM
Re: Cavities in Baby Teeth - by matthew_talbot - 06-17-2009, 03:33 PM
Re: Cavities in Baby Teeth - by Historian - 06-17-2009, 03:52 PM
Re: Cavities in Baby Teeth - by Historian - 06-17-2009, 03:54 PM
Re: Cavities in Baby Teeth - by Satori - 06-17-2009, 05:05 PM
Re: Cavities in Baby Teeth - by CanadianCatholic - 06-17-2009, 05:15 PM
Re: Cavities in Baby Teeth - by matthew_talbot - 06-17-2009, 05:15 PM
Re: Cavities in Baby Teeth - by matthew_talbot - 06-17-2009, 05:17 PM
Re: Cavities in Baby Teeth - by ErinIsNice - 06-17-2009, 05:26 PM



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