Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: Dr Flores and colleagues1 state: "Among children aged 2 to 4 years, Mexican
Americans are more likely than white and blacks to have caries, untreated
disease, and decayed and filled tooth surfaces." This is certainly true of
the Hispanic children born and raised in this country but is in striking contrast
to the children of all ages who, in my experience, are newly arrived from
Mexico and have teeth that are generally beautiful and free from caries. I
suspect that the difference lies in the greater use of sweets and juice bottles
in this country.
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