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09.18.2015

Mothers' stress takes toll on kids' dental health

The children of mothers who are chronically stressed tend to have more tooth decay than do other youngster

By HealthDay  |  HealthDay  |  Updated 3:45 PM, 09.18.2015

Posted in: Research

  • Tooth cavities are more common among children whose mothers feel constant stress. Thinkstock
Mothers who are constantly stressed tend to have children with a higher incidence of dental cavities, according to a study in which Erin Masterson, from the UW Schools of Public Health and Dentistry, was one of the lead researchers. 

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Tagged with: dentistry, public health, children, mothers, stress
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