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Date:1/28/2009

ne way to prevent tooth decay.
  • Tooth decay can start as soon as a tooth appears, so children should see a dentist shortly after their first tooth or before their first birthday.
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    (2) Berkowitz RJ. Mutans streptococci: Acquisition and transmission. Pediatric Dentistry 2006;28(2):106-9

    (3) Loescshe WJ. Dental caries: A treatable infection. Automated Diagnostic Documentation Inc. 1993.

    About the AAPD

    Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is a not-for-profit membership association representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. The AAPD's 7,500 members are primary oral health care providers who offer comprehensive specialty treatment for millions of infants, children, adolescents, and individuals with special health care needs. The AAPD also represents general dentists who treat a significant number of children in their practices. As advocates for children's oral health, the AAPD develops and promotes evidence-based policies and guidelines, fosters research, contributes to scholarly work concerning pediatric oral health, and educates health care providers, policymakers, and the public on ways to improve children's oral health. For further information, please visit the AAPD Web site at www.aapd.org.

    About The Survey

    The survey was conducted by telephone within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry between December 11 and 14, 2008 among 1,002 adults ages 18+ of whom 205 have a child(ren) under the age of 12 in their household. For complete methodology, including weighting variables please contact Tara
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