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Young children with dental caries are the most common form of childhood infection facing American children according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC). Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, or Early Childhood Caries affect 40% of children before they turn 5, resulting in premature loss of teeth. This early form of tooth decay is caused by improper hygiene and giving sweetened fluids to infants, such as juices, cordials and soda pop. Tooth decay can be avoided with good oral hygiene by regular tooth brushing and flossing.
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About: Dental caries most common infectious disease in children
Date: 29 November 2005
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