Secondhand smoke — the cavity connection

Smoking is madly bad for your health

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from dallasnews.com

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“Children exposed to secondhand smoke at 4 months of age may be at risk for tooth decay by age 3, Japanese researchers report.

Those children were roughly twice as likely to have cavities as kids whose parents didn’t smoke. A mother’s tobacco use during pregnancy was not a factor, the researchers added.”

See full article on dallasnews.com

Commentary:

As stated in the article, Secondhand smoke is one of the major public health problems still unsolved,” said lead researcher Dr. Koji Kawakami, chairman of pharmacoepidemiology and clinical research management at Kyoto University. Exposure to secondhand smoke is widespread, affecting 4 out of 10 kids around the world, he said.

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