Cough Syrup and Tooth Cavities
“Many cough drops and liquid medications contain a variety of ingredients that make you and your child more susceptible to tooth decay…”
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If you’ve ever taken a slug of cough syrup before you went to bed (or carefully gave your child a dose of children’s cough syrup before bed), you may want to read this article. Cough syrups may contain ingredients that will lead to tooth decay, such as alcohol, high fructose corn syrup, or citric acid.
Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, DDS, Dentist, Denton, TX