Brush your teeth! That’s what we tell (OK, sometimes yell) at our children. But there’s more to keeping teeth healthy than just brushing, and it starts before you see that first tooth — in fact, it starts before they are born.
Believe it or not, sometimes events during pregnancy can affect tooth formation. If a mother gets a high fever or takes certain antibiotics, her baby can be born with tooth defects such as weak enamel. Enamel is something that cannot be rebuilt. Certain genetic disorders also can affect tooth formation.
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