The American Dental Association points out that cavity-causing bacteria can be transmitted to babies by parents licking their pacifiers or by sharing eating utensils.
The ADA and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that breast feeding is both the most complete form of nutrition for infants and an immunity builder. The ADA recommends that parents train their children by brushing their teeth and wiping their gums from the time that their teeth begin to erupt into their mouth.
The ADA also recommends that children receive their first dental visit within six months from the time or the eruption of the first tooth in their mouth and no later than their first birthday.
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