55% of Latino Babies Have Cavities

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When we think about tooth decay, we don’t think about children, but we should. 55% of Latino children ages 2-11 have cavities in their baby teeth and 65% of teens have cavities in their permanent teeth. It all comes down to teaching childrengood dental dental habits at an early age.

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Parents can start cleaning their baby’s teeth as soon as their first teeth pop out, which is normally around 4 months. Mother’s can do their part by avoiding nighttime bottles or breastfeeding too much. The first visit to the dentist should take place by their first birthday and brushing with toothpaste that contains fluoride should start around the age of 2.