* Many people don't realize that cavities are actually a transmissible disease! The acid producing bacteria (namely streptococcus mutans) in you mouth can be passed from person to person.
* Babies aren't born with any bacteria but are passed the bacteria from their caregivers- mostly their mothers. Interestingly enough, even if the dad is the primary caregiver researchers shows that children have more of their moms bacteria.
*I often see whole families that have dental disease. Most of the time they think that they just have "soft teeth" or bad genetics, when in actuality they have high levels of acid producing bacteria that is being passed back and forth.
* Good News!! Dental disease is preventable. The best time to stop the cycle of passing cavities to your family is before your babies are even born! Studies show that moms who were exposed to 5-10 grams of xylitol 5x a day children had a 70-80 percent reduction in cavities.
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