Tooth Decay is the #1 Chronic Disease Among Children

We all want the future leaders of our country to be successful, but the unfortunately reality is that millions of school hours are lost every year from a disease that is nearly 100% preventable. As tooth decay climbed the ladder to claim the title of “most common chronic childhood disease,” more and more children began to suffer.


Truth is, much of this suffering can be avoided with simple daily tasks. The total time investment is no more than 8 minutes a day – and that’s if using floss and mouthwash after every brush.

Fluoridated water plays a large role in protecting your child’s teeth so choose tap water over bottled water whenever possible. Make sure your child has bi-annual visits to the dentist and fills his/her plate with plenty of fruits and veggies.

With just a few daily changes, you can be a part of the solution to this painful problem.

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One Response to “Tooth Decay is the #1 Chronic Disease Among Children”

  1. Joe Tagliarini
    07/26/2013 at 8:38 am #

    Some parents also don’t always realize that they need to take their children to the dentist by their 1st birthday (or when their first tooth pops up). Baby teeth are so important when it comes to long term oral health, even if those teeth do fall out!

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