Tooth decay is the number one infectious disease among children, but that need not be the case.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports that 40% of children don’t receive good dental care, which results in more serious problems later in life.
Dr. Charles Keithline a pediatric dentist says, “We see about 100 new patients a week and 70% have cavities. It’s as bad in Oklahoma as it is most anywhere else in the nation. Kids here need our help.”
Children will have much less tooth decay if they go to the dentist regularly from a very early age. Tooth decay is hereditary, but the damage is preventable. Early basic dental care saves a a lot of expense and discomfort in the future.