National Children’s Dental Health Month
- More than half of children aged 5 to 9 have had at least one cavity or filling; 78 percent of 17-year-olds have experienced tooth decay.
- Uninsured children are 2.5 times less likely to receive dental care than insured children.
- More than 51 million school hours are lost each year because of dental-related illness.
The daily reality for children with untreated oral disease is often persistent pain, inability to eat comfortably or chew well, embarrassment at discolored and damaged teeth, and distraction from play and learning.
February is Children’s Dental Month. Be sure your child is getting proper oral care. Make an annual appointment with your child’s dentist today!