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Health & Fit Dentists Warn Against Putting Fizzy Drinks in Baby Bottles: 'I've Seen a Two-Year-Old Have to Have Nearly All of His Teeth Taken Out'

17:05  20 september  2019
17:05  20 september  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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" I ' ve seen a two - year - old have to have nearly all of his teeth taken out - it's quite distressing," said Lauren Harrhy, a dentist in Pontypool, Torfaen. Ms Harrhy said it was hard to get children to clean their teeth and parents needed to stop putting sugary drinks in babies ' bottles and sugar on fruit

" I ' ve seen a two - year - old have to have nearly all of his teeth taken out - it's quite distressing," said Lauren Harrhy, a dentist in Pontypool, Torfaen. Ms Harrhy said it was hard to get children to clean their teeth and parents needed to stop putting sugary drinks in babies ' bottles and sugar on fruit

A dentist has urged parents not to feed babies sugary sodas, recalling the case of a toddler who had his rotten teeth removed.

a woman holding a baby: A dentist has warned parents not to put sugary drinks in their baby's bottle. A stock image shows a mother feeding a boy.© Getty A dentist has warned parents not to put sugary drinks in their baby's bottle. A stock image shows a mother feeding a boy.

Lauren Harrhy, a dentist in the town of Pontypool in South Wales, U.K. told BBC News parents are risking children's oral health by putting fizzy drinks and sugary milkshakes in baby bottles, sprinkling sugar on fruit, and giving them sweets.

  Dentists Warn Against Putting Fizzy Drinks in Baby Bottles: 'I've Seen a Two-Year-Old Have to Have Nearly All of His Teeth Taken Out' © ljubaphoto/Getty Images

Harrhy has treated children whose teeth are "mushy" because of their diets, she said.

"I've seen a two-year-old have to have nearly all of his teeth taken out—it's quite distressing," the dentist said.

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Usually, the first two teeth to erupt are the two bottom central incisors (the two bottom front teeth ). Help give a healthy start to the permanent teeth (decay and infection in baby teeth can cause damage to the permanent teeth developing beneath them).

Adam Thorne, a dentist in Harley Street, warns fizzy water is extremely acidic. With the same pH as diet Indeed, Dr Thorne, from the Harley Street Dental Studio, claims he has seen a three-fold rise in Share or comment on this article: Dentist Adam Thorne warns against sparkling water. e-mail.

Speaking a decade after the launch of a health initiative in Wales to tackle the fact half of under-fives had tooth decay in 2009, Harrhy said progress had been made but some parents don't realize how sugary some products are.

She explained: "Lots of people say 'I thought I'd put a bit of milkshake in because they like it', but milkshake is as sugary as Coke."

Being put under anesthetic to have their teeth taken out may leave some children with a lifelong fear of the dentist, she warned. Children might be "really nervous" about visiting the dentist after waking up "sore and scared" following an extraction, Harrhy said.

Parent Kirsty Lee told BBC News it can sometimes be challenging to get her six-year-old to brush her teeth. Her daughter has autism, and can sometimes head-butt or bite Lee when she tries to get her to clean her teeth.

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My almost two - year - old still has a bottle of milk before bed. I ' ve noticed that many doctors give advice based on "what's generally thought of as optimal" rather than my 7 year old drinks his bottle morning and evening and has lost only 2 baby teeth so far, the rest are not decaying or crooked fwiw.

I ' ve been trying to get her to drink water. Yes, my 2 year old had all 4 pulled, he wears something like a denture that ids attached to his back teeth . My two year old had 8 teeth extracted today ( upper four and lower four ) am so scared and so sad for her as she is my first baby , I can't take

Children's oral health is also a concern in the U.S., where around 20 percent of five to 11-year-olds have at least one untreated decayed tooth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By the time they start kindergarten, 40 percent of children have tooth decay, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states. The problem can extend into adolescence, with one in seven 12 to 19-year-olds having at least one rotting tooth.

Kids from low-income households are twice as likely to have cavities, compared with those from high-income families, according to the CDC.

To protect a child's teeth, parents and carers should try to provide fluoridated tap water, 0.7 milligrams per liter being the optimum, the agency advises. The My Water's Fluoride website provides a list of levels in different areas.

Using fluoride toothpaste, depending on their age, can also protect a child's teeth, as well cleaning the mouth every day as soon as the first tooth appears.

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Take your baby to his first dental exam by age 1, suggests the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry If you continue this through the teething stage, you'll accomplish two things: First of all Question my 7 month old baby has his two bottom teeth and keeps rubbing his tongue on it to the

Found he had developed two cavities in his milk teeth in six months. Frequent exposure to sugar 'Instead of fizzy drinks , chocolate and crisps, the kids would have pure fruit juice, muesli bars and 'If children have to have milk teeth removed, teeth start to shift to fill the space, so their second teeth

Avoiding sugary foods, such as cookies and candy, also prevents decay. Sugary dried fruits, such as raisins, can also cause cavities if they become lodged in the grooves of the teeth, the AAP warns.

The body also advises against putting babies to bed with a bottle filled with a liquid other than water, or as a pacifier. They stress that milk, formula juices, and sweet drinks like soda all contain sugar. Parents should also not dip pacifiers in sweet substances like sugar or honey.

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Here's How Often/How Long You Really Need To Brush and Floss Your Teeth .
Tip: It's not as easy as you think.According to a study reported from the 2005 Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry Magazine, brushing your teeth once a day is enough to prevent cavities and periodontal diseases, but in order to successfully keep your pearly whites germ free, it is recommend you brush twice a day. While the debate over the benefits of flossing are still ongoing, most dentist recommend flossing at least once a day in order to stave off tooth decay.

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