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|I know it can happen after birth if the mother kisses the baby (puts the pacifier in her mouth, ect)...|
Here's what I remember my dentist telling me (take with a grain of salt)...babies don't have the germs that cause cavities UNTIL well meaning adults feed them off their spoon and share saliva. So until there is some saliva sharing, it is not possible for babies to get cavities.
I'm guessing it doesn't apply to adults because we all have the cavity causing germs anyway.
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.