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Expert: Parents are key to preventing their kid’s tooth decay

Good oral health and dental care for children is an essential part of their health check-up regimen – without it, they may get tooth decay which can affect their eating, speaking, playing and learning.

In the U.S., about 20 percent of children aged 5 to 11 have at least one untreated decayed tooth.

Fortunately, there are many ways that parents can help their children avoid detrimental dental problems. spoke to Brigette Cooper, assistant professor at Minnesota State University’s department of dental hygiene and Dr. Liliana Rozo Gaeth, faculty member at University of Louisville Department of Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Special Patient Care to find out how you can best protect your child’s teeth and how Obamacare may help

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