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Dental caries most common infectious disease in children

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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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Cause of dental caries
  • Cause of childhood infection
  • Cause of early childhood caries
  • Cause of rotten teeth
  • Cause of premature loss of teeth
  • Cause of bad teeth
  • Cause of baby bottle tooth decay
  • Risk and sweet fluids
  • Risk and juice
  • Risk and cordial
  • Risk and soda
  • Risk and soft drink
  • Risk and teeth
  • Risk and dental caries
  • Risk and infectious disease
  • Risk and childhood infection
  • Risk and baby bottle tooth decay
  • Risk and early childhood caries
  • Risk and tooth decay

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