Importance of Good Dental Care for Children

Oral health is vitally important to overall health and well-being. Research has shown children who have poor oral health often miss more school and receive lower grades than children who don’t. Later in life, there is a link between poor oral healthcare and diabetes, heart and lung disease, stroke, respiratory illnesses and conditions of pregnant women including the delivery of pre-term and low birth weight infants. Dental disease is largely preventable through effective health promotion and dental disease prevention programs to improve the overall health of all Floridians.  Dental sealants are the most effective way of preventing caries (cavities) in permanent molars, where 80% of decay occurs in the permanent teeth of children […]