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Did You Know Intraoral Bacteria Can Be Transmitted From Parents to Newborns?

August 15, 2023

Attention, new parents! Did you know that intraoral bacteria can be transmitted from parents to newborns? Taking steps to minimize this risk is crucial for your little one's oral health. Here's what you need to know:
Understanding Transmission: Bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease can be transferred intraorally through activities like sharing utensils, cleaning pacifiers with your mouth, or even kissing your baby on the lips. Awareness is key!
Hygiene Habits: Prioritize your oral hygiene routine to keep your baby's mouth healthy. Brush and floss regularly, and visit your dentist for check-ups. By maintaining your own oral health, you reduce the likelihood of transmitting harmful bacteria.

(Source: PubMed)

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