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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: KHOSIE | 2004/11/30

Q.

TEETH

My 22 month baby's teeth are becoming rust (decayed) is it possible that at her age she can have this problem? Please advise and provide cure.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is extremely common especially in children that drink sweetened things eg. sweet tea. That is why we encourage parents not to use sugar unnecessarily, not to give sweets except 1-2x/month, to brush the teeth regularly and use flouride supplementation. The best advice would be to see your dentist. Usually there is no cure, but it is extremely important that you encourage a healthy (and sugar free) diet NOW so that your child will have a healthy set of permanent teeth.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/30

Yes its possible, particularly if she is falling asleep with a bottle of milk or juice, or if you give her bottles of undiluted fruit juice or with fizzy cooldrinks etc.

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