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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
November 03, 2015
Tags: cavities   smoking  

Your Smoking Is Giving Your Children Cavities!

Children Living With Smokers More Likely To Develop CavitiesI think it is safe to to say that almost everyone knows that smoking tobacco is not a healthy activity.  It leads to numberous health problems for your lungs, heart and blood pressure.  It can cause cancer, stroke and early death.  But did you know how it is affecting your children?

Recently, the American Dental Assosciation released a study from Kyoto Univeristy in Japan that found young children who lived in households with smokers were far more likely to develop dental cavities than kids who lived in non-smoking homes.  Kids who lived with smokers were more than twice as likely to get cavites at three years of age than kids in non-smoking homes.  The ADA states that early exposure secondhand smoke greatly adds to the likehood of getting early dental decay.  Secondhand smoke for 4 month olds contribute to cavities by age three.  See the complete study here.

The graphic here on the left highlights smoking and its harms and shows where in the nation it is its worse.  Do yourself and your kids a favor and stop smoking now.  It is the best thing you can do for your health and your kids health.

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