Did you know that tooth decay is the most common childhood disease?
That cavities are almost 100 percent preventable when children have access to prevention, education and treatment services.
That 1/3rd of children ages 6 to 8 have untreated caries (cavity) in a permanent tooth.
That every year, 16 million children go without dental care, placing them at great risk of getting cavities or worse.
Today, on Child Health Day I would like to remind you how important your child’s dental health is to his/her wellbeing.
Please take a moment to sit down with your child today to talk about the importance of good oral health in their lives and what they can do to help keep a healthy smile.