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Today is Child Health Day!

By Dr. Doyle Williams

Did you know that tooth decay is the most common childhood disease?

That cavities are almost 100 percent preventable when children have access to prevention, education and treatment services.

That 1/3rd of children ages 6 to 8 have untreated caries (cavity) in a permanent tooth.

That every year, 16 million children go without dental care, placing them at great risk of getting cavities or worse.

Today, on Child Health Day I would like to remind you how important your child’s dental health is to his/her wellbeing.

Please take a moment to sit down with your child today to talk about the importance of good oral health in their lives and what they can do to help keep a healthy smile.