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Chewing Your Baby’s Food?

Some of you may have seen the Today show feature on Alicia Silverstone chewing food and then transferring it to her child.  (Video below)


Other than just plain being gross, it’s not good for the child’s teeth!


Evidence has proven that the transmission of saliva from a parent to child, between spouses, etc. can be harmful to their teeth!  Parents with active tooth decay can pass the Streptococcus mutans bacteria through their saliva and give their children cavities!


Dentists and other healthcare professionals advise against sharing utensils, kissing your child on the lips, and even blowing on their food.


For more info on this, read this article on how Mom’s kiss can spread cavities. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35989527/ns/health-oral_health/t/moms-kiss-can-spread-cavities-baby/#.T3MVCWFNATY