What Parents Need to Know About the No. 1 Cause of Missed School: Tooth Decay

Posted by Jill Porter on Nov 8, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Asthma, diabetes and obesity are the childhood afflictions that receive the most public attention. But the health problem that causes more missed school days than any other isn’t any of them. It’s ... tooth decay.

Tooth decay is the “single most chronic disease of childhood,” according to the America Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. It’s five times more common than asthma, four times more common than early childhood obesity and 20 times more common than diabetes.

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Topics: Dentistry

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