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Tooth decay common in young kids especially during summer months

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Has your child been to the dentist before heading back to school?

Dr. Doug Allen with AA Dental care in Quincy says he sees more cavities in teens and younger children in the summer months.

Allen says that's because during the school break, kids are more inclined to drink sugary drinks and not brush their teeth properly.

Allen says now is the perfect time to get kids back into a healthy brushing routine.

"The main thing is with school getting back in, it's a great time to start a routine, you get ready for school, and part of getting ready is brushing your teeth. Same thing when it's time to get your homework done, time for bed, before you hit the sack brush your teeth," said Allen.

Allen says kids should brush their teeth at least twice a day, and advises parents to make sure the toothpaste they use contains fluoride.

 

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