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Even the tiniest teeth can decay. As soon as your baby’s first tooth erupts, it’s time to start using fluoride toothpaste.

Tooth decay (dental caries) is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in the United States.

The good news is there are ways to prevent it.

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Dr. David Krol, a pediatrician, serves as Medical director of the Connecticut Children’s Care Network and Medical Director of Care Integration for Connecticut Children’s. Krol is a past chair of the American Academty of Pediatrics Section on Oral Health.

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