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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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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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