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Archive for October 2012

How to prevent baby bottle tooth decay

Baby bottle tooth decay can cause your child to have painful toothaches which can hinder eating. Decayed teeth may need to be extracted. If your child’s teeth are infected or lost too early, your child could develop poor eating habits, speech problems, crooked teeth, and damaged or discolored adult (permanent) . . . Read more

Do mouthwashes help fight bad breath?

Q: Do mouthwashes help fight bad breath? A: Most mouthwashes only help mask mouth odors for about 10 minutes.  To fight bad breath you need a mouthwash that kills bacteria.  The best mouthwashes for fighting odors and gum disease contain Chlorhexidine and are only available with a dentist’s prescription.   . . . Read more

Is it ok to put my child to bed with a bottle?

Q: Is it ok to put my child to bed with a bottle? A: No. The child stops swallowing when they are asleep and the liquid pools up around the teeth. Baby bottle tooth decay can cause your child to have painful toothaches which can hinder eating. Decayed teeth may . . . Read more