Two Days Only! 20% Off All Dental Savings Plans, Sept. 28-29th, Hurry! Use Code SALE306
In late July, dentists and pediatricians congregated at a University of Washington conference to cover matters of oral health and dental hygiene most pertinent to children, according to the Seattle-based National Public Radio station KPLU.
The news source reported that this gathering of dental and pediatric professionals emphasized the crucial importance of regular dental checkups. Children are typically advised to visit a dentist as soon as they are a year old.
However, regular visits are not always the reality among economically disadvantaged families. Less than half of the children in such situations have seen a dentist by age six. As a result, some dentists are teaching pediatricians and family practitioners methods of examining for tooth decay.
Dental issues affecting youngsters are on the rise, according to the news provider. Joel Berg, a University of Washington dentistry professor and Seattle-based pediatric dentist confirmed this fact.
"There are more cavities, there are more kids coming into emergency rooms with swollen faces, because they have an infection that's gone beyond the tooth," Berg told the news source.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research states that between 1999 and 2004, a total of 42 percent of U.S. children from ages 2 to 11 had experienced dental cavities, and that those living with lower-income families were more likely to have tooth decay.
For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353.
© 2011 Brafton Inc.
The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.
Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.