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Breast Feeding and Early Childhood Caries

Is Your Breast Fed Baby at Risk for Early Childhood Caries? Our recent post discussed Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (Early Childhood Caries) and how and why it occurs.  It is important for Moms who breast feed their baby to know that just … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

HOW TO PREVENT EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES  If you must give the baby a bottle as a comfort at bedtime, it should contain only water. If your child won’t fall asleep without the bottle and its usual beverage, gradually dilute the … Continue reading

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Lift the Lip

If your child has teeth,then you should be looking for signs of early childhood caries or tooth decay. Mother’s milk, baby formula, cow’s milk and fruit juice all contain sugar.  Bacteria in the plaque that sticks to the teeth will … Continue reading

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