Effective Action to Improve Oral Health & Access to Dental Care for Connecticut's Children & Families

By: Burton Edelstein

Tooth decay continues to be the single most common chronic disease among U.S. children. This problem persists despite the fact that it is overwhelmingly preventable through early and consistent family interventions. Decay is five times more common than asthma, and 80% of dental
disease is found in only one-quarter of the children. Low-income children are much more likely to suffer this disease but are also much less likely to obtain dental care.

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