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Children in Oregon are experiencing a high rate of tooth decay
Updated: 8/8/2012 7:00:11 PM

Children in Oregon are experiencing a high rate of tooth decay  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that although they are usually preventable, dental cavities are the most common chronic condition in children in the U.S. Since so many Americans do not have access to affordable dental care, dentists are seeing more children with untreated tooth decay. For example, Oregon Live recently published an article stating that the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has found that one in three third-grade students in Oregon has untreated cavities.

The news source spoke to Mardica Hicks, chief executive officer at the Children's Community Clinic in Oregon, who explained the depth of this problem.

"You'd be amazed by the number of kids who come in with dental issues," said Hicks, quoted by the news source. "We had a 4-year-old child who came in and was diagnosed with $2,500 in dental work. From crowns to a root canal, that's a lot of work."

Waiting to treat dental problems can be dangerous, and lead to the need for expensive dental work in the future. This is why people without dental insurance should look into discount dental plans, which can help them gain access to dentists in their area who can treat them for an affordable price.

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