A study from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine highlights a rare gum disease targeting African-American children. If you have young children, you already know a bit about “the struggle” when it comes to judging just how much dental care kids need.

  • When should I schedule my child’s first trip to the dentist?
  • Should my 3-year-old be flossing?
  • How do I know if my child needs braces?
  • How do I get my child to engage – not dread – brushing their teeth daily?

These are all questions that plague us as our mini me’s approach toddlerhood. Now, oral biologist Daniel H. Fine and his team at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine have added another item to our check list – getting to know a disease called “localized aggressive periodontitis.”

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