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Are your parents responsible for your cavities, or do you need to floss more?

By Jeffrey Ebersole, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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To “cry poor mouth” is an expression used to habitually complain about a lack of money. A literal poor mouth, however, represents one of the most widespread global diseases: tooth decay. Cavities resulting from poor oral health can drive everything from emotional issues to low self-esteem and health concerns.

Even more critical is the socioeconomic impact of tooth decay. Cavities are a “hidden cost” across a person’s lifespan. They can affect the ability of children to learn, result in absenteeism and a loss of…


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