Cavities on the rise again in young children, after 40 years of decreasing

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“…The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the U.S. is experiencing the first increase in 40 years in the number of preschoolers who have cavities…..”

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You would think that, with the advances we’ve seen in dental care, the ease with which we can keep our teeth healthy and whole, we’d be seeing declines in the cavity rates.  “Not so” according to the CDC. Rising cavity rates are being seen across a number of age groups, it is surmised, due to the prevalence of sugary drinks and sweets so commonly consumed today.