By age 19, tooth decay affects nearly 70 percent of all children. Left untreated, tooth decay, also known as cavities, may result in pain and infection. One highly effective option to help prevent cavities is dental sealants – a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surface of teeth. Dental sealants have been proven a

Early Childhood Caries

Is Your Child at Risk for Early Childhood Tooth Decay? The average healthy adult visits the dentist twice a year. The average healthy 2-year-old has never been to the dentist. By kindergarten, 75 percent of children have never seen a dentist, yet dental decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease. The culprit? A

Child’s First Dental Visit

Children experience many firsts: first tooth, first words, first step, first birthday and first haircut. Parents want to be prepared for every step of their child’s new life experiences, including dental visits. Only parents willing to model positive attitudes should accompany their child on a dental visit. Parents averse to their own dental visits may