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Other names: Caries, Dental cavities

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A baby's bottle itself will not cause tooth decay, it really depends what is in it! Any tooth - adult or baby tooth has the potential to decay if exposed to long periods of sugar. For example sending a baby to bed with a bottle of water will have no negative effect on the teeth, however the same bottle filled with milk or fruit juice can cause decay. A few simple tips: * dilute with water any juice in a baby's bottle * try and avoid the baby having the bottle in the mouth the whole night, unless it just contains water. * don't fill a baby's bottle with fizzy drinks or add extra sugar

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Dr. Jeff Sherer

Dentist, Hygienist

Northwood

Not considered unsafe.

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Dr. Julian Bone

Dentist

Maidstone

Personally, I recommend the material best suited for the particular situation. I prefer white (composite) fillings as they can strengthen the tooth and look nicer. However white fillings are very technique sensitive, and if I cannot do a white filling well, I recommend an alternative. Sometimes a traditional amalgam (metal) filling will work the best.

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Dr. Richard Lilleker Premium Profile Has a more complete profile

Dentist

Basingstoke

Yes, some teeth, and different areas of each tooth are more likely to decay than others. It is due to the likelihood of food trapping, plaque build-up, the amount of protective saliva, etc

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Basingstoke

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