Did You Know?
A simple tooth decay can be fatal
An estimated 17 million children in America go without dental care each year.
- Pain and infection caused by tooth decay can lead to problems in eating, speaking and learning.
Dental care is the most prevalent, unmet health need of children in the United States.
- About 1 of 5 children age 5 to 11 years have at least one untreated decayed tooth
- Left untreated, pediatric dental disease can lead to malnourishment, bacterial infections, required emergency surgery and even death.
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INFORMATION SOURCES AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION: HTTP://WWW.ADA. ORG/EN/PUBLIC-PROGRAMS/NATIONAL-CHILDRENSDENTAL-HEALTH-MONTH/
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S ORAL HEALTH FOUNDATION:HTTP://WWW.NCOHF.ORG/RESOURCES/TOOTH-DECAY-FACTS
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)