Mothers with cavities can transmit caries-producing oral bacteria to their babies when they clean pacifiers by sticking them in their own mouths or by sharing spoons, according to ScienceDaily.com.

In the article, Liliana Rozo, D.D.S., assistant profesor, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, notes that tooth decay can have a detrimental effect on a child’s quality of life, performance in school and success in life.

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