Programs offering free dental care are trying to better the oral hygiene in kids. Marshall University is one place that offers such free care. Bobby Muto, the school's oral health coordinator, says parents need to make sure dental health is taken care of in their home, the Charleston Gazette reports.
According to the Rural Assistance Center, tooth decay is the second biggest health problem in the U.S., and 75 percent of individuals get their first cavity by the time they are five years old. If these go untreated, the Surgeon General reports they can lead to bigger problems down the road including lung or heart disease.
This is an important reason why children should receive dental care at an early age, because it can eliminate health issues later in life.
One way families can fix the problem of untreated cavities in their children is by searching for low-cost dental insurance. Discounted dental plans offer affordable plans to individuals and their families.
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