Here are some startling facts regarding children and their dental health. According to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundaton:
-Pediatric dental disease is 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever
-44% of American children will suffer from pediatric dental disease before they reach kindergarten
-73% of preschoolers and 48% of primary school age children who have experienced cavities currently have unfilled cavities
-4.5 million children develop pediatric dental disease every year
-While the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends that every child establish a dental home by their first birthday, only 1.5% of 1-year-olds have had a dental office visit compared with 89% who have had an office-based physician visit.
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