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    Children's Health: May 2009


    Protecting Baby Teeth


    The rate of cavities in baby teeth is on the rise, according to the most recent report on the topic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, a whopping 28 percent of children 2 to 5 years old have cavities.

    Dentists point to several factors contributing to the rise, including increased consumption of juices and soda.

    And while baby teeth will eventually wind up with the Tooth Fairy, it's still important to care for them as though they are permanent teeth, with one major difference.

    "Parents of young children should steer clear of fluoride toothpastes for their kids unti ... Continue reading Protecting Baby Teeth.