Dental Issues

The belief that breastfeeding causes dental problems is a myth. Here are some resources that provide the facts.

A Pediatric Dentist´s Perspective star[offsite link]
An Article written by Kevin Hale, D.D.S. discussing breastfeeding and nursing carries

Breastfeeding and Dental Decay star[offsite link]

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Is Breastfeeding Linked to Tooth Decay? star[offsite link]
It´s often said that breastfeeding (particularly while lying down at night) will cause tooth decay, just like letting a baby sleep with a bottle of milk can cause "baby bottle mouth." Essentially, a valid link has *not* been made between nursing (nighttime or otherwise) and cavities.

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