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Mothers with poor dental care may affect their children's habits
Updated: 6/16/2010 7:01:07 PM

Mothers with poor dental care may affect their children Mothers who suffer from tooth decay may double the odds that their children will develop the dental problem, according to a study published in the Journal of Dental Research.

During the trial, a team of researchers from the University of California in San Francisco enrolled a total of 179 mothers in a study to determine the effects of poor dental care on their 387 children.

The investigators discovered that approximately 46 percent of mothers and 27 percent of their kids had untreated tooth decay, the journal reports. This trend was especially high in families who live in areas that are underserved.

"The oral health of parents, especially moms, can impact the oral health of children, so dentists should include the whole family in the dental care process - not just the individual in the chair - to prevent future disease," said Jane A. Weintraub, a chair of the Division of Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health at the school. She added that "these results translate into key messages for parents, dentists and policy makers."

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