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#1 of 5 Old 12-07-2011, 10:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My little guy falls asleep nursing a lot and his first two teeth just came through and so I am worried that this will be detrimental to his teeth. However, at the same time, I'm really not prepared to change it...how do others deal with this?
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We brush twice a day and have done since DS was about 4 months old. My dentist told me that brushing twice a day, avoiding "sticky" foods like fruit leathers, not sharing foods (no spit transfer!) and breastfeeding until at least two years old would be best for DS's teeth.

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So they didn't see a problem with not brushing directly before bed? I think I will adopt that twice a day habit and hope for the best! I will also talk to the dentist the next time we are there.treehugger.gif
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Lol didn't mean to add that pic!
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The twice a day brushing implied morning and evening. We brush after breakfast and after bath - which is after dinner but a good hour before sleep.

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