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Can Kissing Cause Cavities?

Sorry to say, it can. In fact, anything involving contact with saliva—a kiss, parents tasting their babies’ food, sharing of tableware and toothbrushes—can transmit decay-causing bacteria. Soon after birth, infants start to get those bacteria that inhabit the mouth and cause cavities. These germs are usually transferred by a baby’s mother or other family members. When one so […]

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Where Mountains of Halloween Candy Go, the Morning After

Reprint of November 1, 2016 New York Times Article Overwhelmed by candy? As Halloween has escalated from a quaint local custom into an all-out sugar grab, a post-holiday tradition is gaining momentum: candy buybacks and donation campaigns to absorb the huge surpluses. It started with pediatric dentists, who began paying for […]

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