It is hard to believe Halloween is almost here! I can admit, I’ve already been checking out the Halloween candy and we’ve grabbed a few bags to enjoy.
With all that sugar of course, keeping our teeth clean is an absolute must. I have always been cautious and attentive to making sure my children have good oral hygiene. When I had the chance to learn more about the America’s ToothFairy campaign, it is terrifying to hear as a parent how many children suffer from dental disease and live in pain every day.
Just some of the scary facts I learned about children and the lack of oral healthcare included:
- 44 percent of American kids will suffer from pediatric dental disease before they reach kindergarten
- Of the 4 million kids born each year, more than half will have cavities by the time they reach 2nd grade
- 43% of Americans lack dental insurance
- All in all, 16 million kids suffer from untreated dental disease
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