A child’s first visit to the dentist can happen before birth!  Moms are less likely to pass the bacteria causing tooth decay to their newborns if they chew xylitol containing gum for five minutes, four times a day before the chld is born.  Daily doses of at least 6 grams of xylitol are needed to be effective.  Spry gum contains xylitol and can be purchased at Vitamin Cottage in Grand Junction or purchased online.