- Dental disease (cavities) is the most common chronic disease in children, more common than asthma.
- Every year across the United States, children miss 52 million school hours due to dental disease, and adults lose close to 164 million work hours.
- In 2010, Americans spent $106 billion dollars in oral care.
- More than 30 million people could not get treatment, including 1 out of 5 children.
During today’s “Recommitment to our Mission Day,” we will be supporting healthy communities across the country so more children have places to play and learn, more families have food to eat and a roof over their heads. And that’s part of our mission. A nation where no child suffers from the pain of tooth decay. Where adults keep all their teeth in good health for their entire lives. And, where every person has access to quality dental care.