We’ve know for some time that cigarette smoke is harmful to non-smokers too. A team of researchers at Kyoto University in Japan have linked secondhand smoke to increased dental decay in children. According to a study recently concluded in Japan, children living with smokers were more than twice as likely to develop dental caries (cavities) at 3-years of age than those who lived in non-smoking households. This is consistent with previous studies which show that infants exposed to secondhand smoke at 4-months old seem more likely to develop cavities by 3 years of age.
Posted on November 2, 2015 by Bearable