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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Uncommon decay

04/15/2009

Question:

can eating an infected squirrel cause unusual dacay in teeth? i recall seeing this on the history channel afew summers ago. maybe discover health channel.

Answer:

To the best of my knowledge, it cannot. That being said, if a mother had gotten an infection during her pregnancy, the tooth development of the fetus could be affected. That would not be specific to a squirrel infection.

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Response by:

Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University