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Lasting Effects Of Early Preventative Dental Care In Children

12th / May / 2017

A study which examined the lasting effects of early preventative dental care raised more questions than answers recently. Researchers found that children who had received early dental care were more likely to have increased dental care costs and dental visits than those who had no early care.

This is despite current recommendations that children should commence visits to a dentist when their baby teeth are appearing.

Key takeaways:

Tooth decay and oral problems in children under 5 is increasing – More research into the effects of early preventative dental care is required – Factors such as tooth-brushing and fluoridation of water should be taken into account Every child should be able to have a beautiful smile plus healthy teeth and gums.

“Authors analyzed Medicaid data from 19,658 children in Alabama, 25.8 percent of whom received preventive dental care from a dentist before age 2.”

Read the full article here:

http://news.dental/2017/03/08/lasting-effects-early-preventive-dental-care/

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