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Curb the Cavities
Jennifer Shu, MD posted:
Did you know that nearly half of all children have tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten? To prevent early tooth decay, get into the habit of wiping your baby's teeth and gums every night before bed. Limit your baby's intake of juices and sweetened foods and drinks. Finally, one main cause of cavities is the transfer of decay-causing bacteria from a parent's mouth (usually the mother's) to the baby's mouth so avoid putting things like pacifiers into your own mouth before putting it into baby's mouth.
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