February marks the beginning of National Children’s Dental Health month, a chance to raise awareness about the importance of oral health – especially among children.
As a parent, it can be easy to minimize oral health as the ‘chance of a cavity’ when in reality, the numbers tell us otherwise. Did you know that 76% of kids under the age of 3 have never visited a dentist? Did you know that a history of cavities is the best predictor for future risk of tooth decay? Cavities aside, did you know that oral health can be an indicator of more serious health conditions?