Got Tooth Decay? Blame Your Mom.

A U.C. San Francisco study has found one more thing you can blame your mother for — your Jack O' Lantern smile.

In a paper appearing in the current issue of the Journal of Dental Research — read, rinse, spit — UCSF professor Jane Weintraub notes that the rural Hispanic subjects in her study had nearly double the odds of developing tooth decay if their mothers had untreated tooth decay as well.

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