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Will bottles hurt my child's teeth?

Will bottles hurt my child's teeth?

Start weaning at 1: Start weaning the bottle at 1 year or a little before. Once your child is drinking cow's milk always put the milk in a cup, not bottle. Then, just use bottles for water- typically this helps the weaning process go faster. Also, to protect your child's teeth never put them to bed with a bottle. The sugars from the milk can cause cavities. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are contigo water bottles bad for the teeth?

Can you tell me, are contigo water bottles bad for the teeth?

OK: Contigo bottles are bpa free, so that's a good thing. Do not get into the habit of chewing on the spout. Do not open the bottle with your teeth. ...Read more

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What is worse for the teeth, sippy cup or bottle?

What is worse for the teeth, sippy cup or bottle?

Depends: All things considered it really depends on the liquid inside. If you use water no issues at all, if you use juice both are a problem. ...Read more

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Why are some toddlers teeth pointed all over?He was bottle fed. Active and alert.

Erupting : Erupting incisors may have small bumps on the edge. These are normal developmental structures call mammelons. As your child starts chewing solid food these mammelons will wear down and the edges will appear smooth. You will also see the same phenomena with the erupting permanent teeth. By the way you should think about scheduling you child's first dental appointment with a pediatric dentist once his front teeth come in. This will introduce them to the experience in a non-threatening way. ...Read more

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Browns spots on nephew's teeth from baby bottle?

Browns spots on nephew's teeth from baby bottle?

Not sure: Are they definitely decayed spots? Baby bottle caries are usually generalized all over the baby teeth. See your dentist for a definite answer. Brown spots can be a bad sign. ...Read more

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Is drinking 1 bottle of coke a week okay for teeth?

Is drinking 1 bottle of coke a week okay for teeth?

Coke is damaging to: Teeth. If you drink it, then recommend you rinse your mouth with water and swish the water all around (after drinking the soda). ...Read more

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Can a baby using a bottle to long screw up their teeth?

Can a baby using a bottle to long screw up their teeth?

Yes: The pressure of sucking on the bottle and pacifer or thumb can push the developing teeth out of line. I try weaning at 15-16 months of age.In addition allowing the milk or juice to sit in the mouth for a long time may cause severe dental cavities. ...Read more

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My 4 year old is going to have 8 teeth removed because of bottle rot, should I be concerned?

My 4 year old is going to have 8 teeth removed because of bottle rot, should I be concerned?

Yes: Yes you should be concerned about this. Follow the dentist recommendations regarding space maintainers. Start brushing your child's teeth at least twice a day. Stop all of the sugary foods and drinks. Eliminate juice, juice drinks, soda from the diet. Perhaps seeing a nutritionist will help improve the diet for your family and prevent decay in the future. ...Read more

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When I smile the left side of my face shifts to the right and blow into a water bottle and when I try to show my teeth the left side does not react?

When I smile the left side of my face shifts to the right and blow into a water bottle and when I try to show my teeth the left side does not react?

ER: May be stroke or one of many other less severe disorders. As stroke requires IMMEDIATE care for best recovery, go to ER now. Do not wait. Do not put this off. Go now. ...Read more

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