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The Problem

Poor Dental Hygiene Among School-Aged Students is a Public Health Issue

 

Here are the facts:

  • Tooth decay and dental cavities are the most chronic childhood diseases

  • 51 million school hours are lost each year due to poor oral hygiene

  • Nearly 60% of children have some form of tooth decay

  • Approximately 18 million children have zero dental care

  • Fewer than 20% of Medicaid and CHIP-eligible children see a dentist

  • Only 20% of dentists nation-wide provide care for Medicaid-eligible patients