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Children of low-income families are generally more likely to suffer from tooth decay, but a new gift is helping to get children in the Palm Beach area of Florida on the road to good dental health.
Over $1 million was donated to the county's health department by a local philanthropist. The money went towards the purchase of a mobile dental office.
Dr Phillipe Bilger of the County Health Department told the Palm Beach Times that the bus would be taken around to area schools to give second-graders tooth examinations, cleanings and sealings. Bilger also said the health department would use the bus to bring dental health education programs to the schools.
Bilger told the news source the gift was important because these simple preventative treatments can make a big difference in the future oral health of children.
"A single application of dental sealant is 40 percent to 60 percent effective in stopping decay," Bilger said. "We want to get them on the way to good dental health."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 22.9 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 19 have some form of untreated dental decay.
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