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The 6 don'ts of caring for your child's teeth

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood? And that 40% of children have tooth decay by kindergarten? This is a big deal, not only because of the pain and infection it can cause, but also because children with tooth decay are more likely to miss school and have poorer grades and because tooth decay is linked to…

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