We Live in a Country Where Two-Year-Olds are Getting Root CanalsDodai Stewart3/06/12 11:20amFiled to: Kids TodayTooth decayTeethcavitiesroot canalParentingshutterstocktweetFbSugar317EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkSick of hearing about sugar and all the ways it's wrecking our bodies? Too bad: Today there's yet another scary report about the hazards of sweetness. Today's New York Times goes inside an oral surgery operating room where a two-and-a-half year old is getting a root canal and some fillings, because 11 of his 20 baby teeth had cavities.Lately, we have heard that kids are eating sugar like it's going out of style. A study shows your brain doesn't know the difference between ice cream and crack. And some folks want to regulate sugar like we do booze.