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Re: [IP] TOOTH DECAY - sugar at night~~~~~~~

Another thought too is:
My dentist said that people with diabetes are more prone to dental caries 
because it is an auto-immune disease. Also we appear to be more prone to gum
disease. So while the sugar may play a part it may also be the diabetes.

At 10:08 AM 4/13/99 , you wrote:
>In a message dated 4/13/99 9:51:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
email @ redacted 
><< Follow up with water? At least this will rinse the sugar off the teeth or 
> least I have been told. 
> Donna
>  >>
> Yes, we definitely learned this the hard way!  My son Steven ended up 
>with 6 cavities his last visit to the dentist!!!!! (thankfully all small 
>ones).   Meanwhile all 3 of my others had NONE!!  The dentist said it was 
>definitely from those nightime lows and that if we couldn't get him to brush 
>or rinse, at least have him drink some water afterwards to wash some of it 
>off his teeth.  All my kids together haven't had 6 cavites total so I was 
>REALLY upset when we found this one out.  Now we ALWAYS make him drink the 
>water and his recent visit, he was fine.
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