According to this press release from “Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives,” a recent ad campaign has had a great impact on children’s oral health. The campaign website provides videos and detailed information for children and parents. All parents should review this information and visit the links provided in the release.
The most troubling part of this story is the following: “Dental decay is currently the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States, affecting 16.5 million children. Oral disease disproportionately affects children from low-income families, who have nearly double the number of cases of untreated dental decay as the general public.”