When tiny teeth turn bad
from The Sydney Morning Herald
Sugary foods and over-processed carbs take much of the rap for chronic disease and overweight, but here's another casualty that makes fewer headlines: baby teeth. We might live in the age of fluoride and flash cosmetic dentistry, but the latest report card on children's dental health showed a surprising number of children with holes in their first teeth. Almost 50 percent of 6-year-olds attending school dental services had one or more teeth that was either decayed, missing or had been filled, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's Child Dental Health Survey revealed this year.
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