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Tooth decay can occur as soon as a baby’s teeth appear. One of the risk factors for early childhood caries (sometimes called “baby bottle tooth decay”) is frequent and prolonged exposure of a baby’s teeth to liquids containing sugar – including milk, formula, and fruit juice.
Because decay can destroy the teeth of an infant or young child, parents should encourage their children to drink from a cup by their first birthday.
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With over 190 million prescriptions worldwide, the likelihood of you or someone you know taking a bisphosphonate is impressive. The most popular bisphosphonates are of the oral form and are used to treat osteoporosis. These include Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, and Zometa. I’m sure you’ve seen a commercial or two on these drugs. With the growing elderly population, these drugs are becoming more and more popular due to their tremendous reduction in fracture rates. But, they have a major side effect as far as oral health. Read on for an in-depth review of what your dentist thinks you should know.Read More