Young kids' tooth spoil hits 'epidemic' proportions

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Mar 03 2014

Tooth spoil is mostly preventable, though it stays one of a many common diseases of childhood – 5 times as common as asthma, and 7 times as common as grain fever, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC says 42% of children ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in baby teeth; 21% of those ages 6 to 11 have had cavities in permanent teeth. A new preparation debate by a American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry highlights a earnest of dental spoil in children and urges relatives and caregivers to start early to forestall it. USA TODAY’s Michelle Healy talks with Warren Brill, a pediatric dentist practicing in Baltimore and boss of a AAPD.

Q: You contend early childhood tooth spoil is a critical problem that can outcome in serious pain, infection and tooth detriment even in toddlers. Is it increasing?

A: We’re reaching widespread proportions of a

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