Tag: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

First Things First – Oral Health Impacts Learning

| October 18, 2015
First Things First – Oral Health Impacts Learning

Dental decay is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism, and it can start to develop as soon as a child’s first tooth appears. The most common chronic disease among children in the United States, untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infections that may lead to other serious problems with eating, speaking, playing and learning. Halloween, with its focus on sugary treats, offers the chance to remind families about the importance of caring for their infant or toddlers’ teeth.

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