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Why should you brush your child's teeth after giving him or her medicine?

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Be sure to brush your child's teeth after giving him or her medicine. Medicines such as cough syrups contain sugar that bacteria in the mouth use to make acids. These acids can eat away at the enamel -- the protective top layer of the tooth.

From: Nutrition and Healthy Teeth WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Mouth-Healthy Eating."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Diet and Snacking."

Academy of General Dentistry: "Nutrition - Children."

 

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on July 03, 2018

SOURCES:

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Mouth-Healthy Eating."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Diet and Snacking."

Academy of General Dentistry: "Nutrition - Children."

 

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on July 03, 2018

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