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Adults are not the only people who suffer without dental insurance, but their children as well. A 2007 study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that 6.3 million children lacked dental insurance, which was 2.6 times the number of children who did not have medical insurance. Furthermore, the study discovered that many kids without dental insurance do not receive preventive dental care. Recently, The Plain Dealer published an article explaining how insufficient dental care is affecting children.
According to the news source, for the first time in 40 years America is a experiencing a rise in the number of children who have cavities.
"After decades of declining numbers, thanks largely to the practice of water fluoridation that began in the late 1940s, the trend is reversing. Dentists across the country are reporting seeing more preschoolers, at all income levels, with six to 10 cavities, or more," stated the information provider.
The news source spoke to Marie Simon, D.D.S., who said that energy drinks are partially to blame for this increase in cavities. It's important for children to eat right and visit the dentist regularly to improve their dental health.
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