Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Importance of Dental Insurance for Children

They say that prevention is better than cure. This is indeed true, right? Especially for children who are experiencing tooth cavities and other oral health problems. Why cure this thing when we can prevent this from happening in the first place? Let’s now discover the real truth about the importance of establishing proper oral care habits for children.


Many parents don’t realize that cavities are nearly 100 percent preventable. Babies are born with a healthy mouth and teeth. So from birth, it’s important to establish good oral health habits to reduce cavity-causing bacteria.

Unfortunately, the majority of children in Illinois still end up with cavities. Fifty-three percent of Illinois third graders have experienced cavities. Among those children, 29 percent have untreated cavities and 5 percent have cavities that need urgent dental treatment.

One of the best ways to make sure you keep the cavities away and creating healthy smiles is to make sure your child has dental coverage. Getting your child to the dentist is key to good oral health, and studies show that kids with dental coverage get to the dentist more often.

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